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
We have all heard more and more about concussion in the news lately, especially regarding athletes. The term concussion protocols for athletes returning to play after a head injury has been particularly talked about. But athletes are not the only individuals who can suffer from concussions. A concussion, also known as a mild traumatic … [Read more...] about Concussion Symptoms & Treatment
We have all been sick with a viral illness at one time or another in our lives. As a matter of fact, viruses are one of the most common causes of fever in children. So you may be wondering exactly what a virus is. It is a molecule with genetic material, it can only replicate inside of the living cells of another organism. The virus’s … [Read more...] about Viruses vs Bacteria: What’s The Difference?
When you become a patient either with a new physician or in the hospital you are always asked if you have any allergies to medications. Several different types of symptoms can result from an allergic reaction, from a mild localized rash to serious effects on organs. The body’s response can affect any organ system, but the skin is the most … [Read more...] about Allergic Reactions To Medication
Diabetes mellitus is a medical condition most people have heard talked about. In fact, this medical condition is so prevalent, most people probably know someone who has this condition. So what is diabetes mellitus? It is a disease of the pancreas, an organ located in the abdominal cavity. The pancreas is part of the endocrine system … [Read more...] about Diagnosing Diabetes
October is breast cancer awareness month, which is an annual campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer as well as raise money to advance breast cancer research. Breast cancer affects one in eight women and 100 times more common in women, but men can also have breast cancer. It is the most common type of invasive cancer in women … [Read more...] about Breast Cancer Symptoms & Screening