Most of us have heard of meningitis, but what most of us are not aware of is that there are actually many causes of meningitis. Meningitis is a clinical syndrome characterized by inflammation of the meninges, which are the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. The inflammation is usually caused by an infection of the … [Read more...] about The Many Causes of Meningitis
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National heart month has been celebrated in the United States every February since 1964 when Lyndon Johnson declared the first American Heart Month. The month is dedicated to increasing awareness of heart disease as the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Many activities and awareness programs are scheduled … [Read more...] about Guard Against Heart Disease
With football season in full-swing, concussions and head injuries are in the front of a lot of parents’ and coaches’ minds. With advances in protective gear along with increased awareness and legislation surrounding the need to remove injured athletes from play, athletes are being kept safer. But when should a parent worry? Will there … [Read more...] about Concussion Treatment
Many health concerns have been raised following the devastating floods that hurricane Harvey brought to Texas. Civilians and first responders have been wading through debris ridden flood waters which increase the possibility of disaster-related injuries. Due to the contaminated flood water, the risk of exposure to higher levels of … [Read more...] about Flood Cleanup Injuries and Tetanus Vaccinations
So, I’m glad to have some warmer weather and sunny days after our long winter. With the warmer days and sunshine, most of will be spending more time doing outdoor activities. The sunshine provides us all with much needed vitamin D, but too much sun exposure can be harmful to our skin and to our health. You might be asking yourself what … [Read more...] about Avoiding Skin Cancer