July 08, 2014
The weather can suddenly become very hot. Nature adapts to this kind of change more skillfully than humans do.  We may not recognize that even if our daily activities do not change, our body’s need...
July 01, 2014
With the warm weather comes the tradition of barbecues, picnics, camping trips and outdoor eating.  For public health staff, this season brings increased cases of food poisoning! (Also known as...
June 24, 2014
Is indoor tanning safer than outdoor tanning? Many people think that indoor tanning is not harmful because they are not out in the actual sun. However, research has grown increasingly conclusive that...
June 17, 2014
It is very hard to convince those who seek a summer tan that they are putting themselves at risk for skin cancer. It doesn’t  just happen to other people. Furthermore, a youthful age is not a...
June 10, 2014
It is summer and many people take to the road. One of the most successful public health campaigns has been convincing people that seat belts save lives. While there are some people who still chose...
June 03, 2014
You have been told that your blood pressure is at a desirable level. That is a good thing. So you probably don’t think about it much and don’t pay too much attention to health information about high...
May 27, 2014
Uncle John always thought that if he had a stroke, it would probably kill him. “We all have to go sometime from something” was his motto. What Uncle John did not think about was that a stroke might...
May 20, 2014
It’s a quirky thing. It has been my experience that when people learn they have high cholesterol, they will usually accept the diagnosis and attempt to lower it with diet, medication, exercise or a...
May 13, 2014
Most people have heard of the disease, diabetes. But have you heard of pre-diabetes, or perhaps been told you have pre-diabetes? Or have you ever wondered if you are at-risk for this disease?  This...
May 06, 2014
The first symptoms may be barely noticeable. Perhaps you are a little thirsty. Perhaps you have to urinate more often. Perhaps you seem hungry more often, even shortly after eating. Maybe you lost...

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