Category Archives: Public Health and Illness

Tips to Protect Yourself from Norovirus

<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-9920" src="https://mdthinks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/tips-to-protect-yourself-from-norovirus.jpg" alt=" Woman Stomach Ache "width =" 930 "height =" 425 "/> If you have never been infected with norovirus, chances are you will do it. In fact, norovirus is so common that most people will suffer many times in their lifetime. Norovirus symptoms may be miserable and include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and stomach pain. Most

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How CDC Is Using Advanced Molecular Detection Technology To Better Fight Flu!

<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-9962" src="https://mdthinks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/how-cdc-is-using-advanced-molecular-detection-technology-to-better-fight-flu.jpg" alt=" Laboratory Worker "width =" 930 "height =" 425 "/> Influenza ( influenza ) is a serious illness caused by influenza viruses. Influenza viruses are constantly changing. They are among the fastest mutant viruses known. These changes may affect the operation of the flu vaccine, or may also result in the emergence of new influenza

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Step it up outdoors

<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-10293" src="https://mdthinks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/step-it-up-outdoors.jpg" alt=" Mother and father swinging his daughter on the outside "width =" 930 "height =" 500 "/> Physical activity can improve your health. Physically active people tend to live longer and have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression and some cancers. Physical activity can also help control weight and improve

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Safety Tips Every Contact Lens Wearer Should Know

<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-10356" src="https://mdthinks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/safety-tips-every-contact-lens-wearer-should-know.jpg" alt=" Close-up of a woman putting contact lenses in her eyes "width =" 930 "height =" 500 "/> Are you one of the 45 million people in the United States who wear contact lenses to correct your vision? Eye infections associated with the wear and inadequate care of contact lenses are serious and can cause

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Preparing for College Life: A Healthy Guide

<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-10402" src="https://mdthinks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/preparing-for-college-life-a-healthy-guide.jpg" alt=" Student outside. "Width =" 1000 "height =" 667 "/> Zoey Brown is joining the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response during the past summer to assist with the completion of a data analysis project. . She saw a number of CDC programs and activities, and wrote the following post on the Public Health

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Get a Flu Shot to Protect Your Heart and Your Health

“When you have a chronic illness, you are doing everything you can to stay healthy, which includes the flu shot,” says Donnette Smith, president of the Heart and Stroke Support Network, Mended Hearts . Donnette leads Mended Hearts with a mission to inspire hope and improve the quality of life for heart patients, like herself, and their families. <img class=”wp-image-10519

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Everyone can be a flu vaccine advocate!

<img class="size-full wp-image-10656" src="https://mdthinks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/everyone-can-be-a-flu-vaccine-advocate.jpg" alt=" A little girl receives a bandage. »Width =" 930 "height =" 500 "/> Children, especially those under 5 years of age, are at higher risk of serious complications from influenza. With the holidays fast approaching, there will be more opportunities to spend time with family and friends, now is the time to make sure that

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ABCs of Viral Hepatitis

<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-10687" src="https://mdthinks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/abcs-of-viral-hepatitis.jpg" alt=" Children playing chess with their grandparents "width =" 930 "height =" 450 "/> Viral hepatitis is the term that describes an inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. There are actually five types of hepatitis viruses; each bears the name of a letter of the alphabet: A, B, C, D and E. The

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Rural America in Crisis: The Changing Opioid Overdose Epidemic

<img class="aligncenter wp-image-10696 size-full" src="https://mdthinks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/rural-america-in-crisis-the-changing-opioid-overdose-epidemic.jpg" alt=" Aerial view of the Poconos landscape, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, USA. "Width =" 930 "height =" 500 "/> In America, 15 out of 100 people live in a rural area. I loved growing up in a rural community, where there were no lights out, everyone knew their neighbors and the doors were always open. But,

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