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A migraine is evaluated based on two main categories, which is based on the presence or absence of aura. If you are not sure if this is a headache you should be concerned about, please keep a log of the headache onset and when it ends. Follow up with your medical provider and a  neurologist.

Legionnaire's disease can be considered as a severe form of pneumonia that can cause symptoms such as cough, chills, and high fever. The disease is spread through inhalation of contaminated steam or moisture. Legionnaires' disease is serious and can be life-threatening.

Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak!  Importance: High :
Legionnaires' disease is a severe form of pneumonia — lung inflammation usually caused by infection. Legionnaires' disease is caused by a bacterium known as legionella. Legionella bacteria is usually found (often in harmlessly low numbers) in sources of water, such as ponds, rivers and lakes.

However, the bacteria can rapidly multiply if they find their way into artificial water supply systems, such as air conditioning systems.

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month: All women are at risk for gynecologic cancers, and risk increases with age. It is especially important to recognize warning signs, and learn if there are things you can do to reduce your risk.

Gynecologic cancers are the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells originating in the female reproductive organs, including:
  •  the cervix, ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, vagina and vulva. 

HPV is A very common infection which spread easily by skin-to-skin contact. High-risk types of genital HPV can cause cancer of the cervix, vagina, vulva, anus, penis, and throat. The type of cancer HPV causes most often is cervical cancer.

Prevent Getting or Spreading HPV? reduce your risk of Cervical and other cancers.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Join forces to ensure that children receive the best possible care, at the time of diagnosis and beyond.

Cancer is a disease that develops when normal body cells change and begin to grow in an abnormal and uncontrolled wayMost cancers in children, like those in adults, are thought to develop as a result of mutations in genes that lead to uncontrolled cell growth and eventually cancer. Most cancers are initially recognized either because of the appearance of signs or symptoms or through screening. Neither of these lead to a definitive diagnosis, which requires the examination of a tissue sample by a pathologist

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Immunization helps prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. Protect your Child with Measles and other diseases preventable Vaccines.

Immunization protects all of us so don’t wait-vaccinate! 

Vaccines are used to boost your immune system and prevent serious, life-threatening diseases.  Vaccination is important because it not only protects the person receiving the vaccine, but also helps prevent the spread of diseases to others-especially those who are most vulnerable to serious complications, such as infants and young children, the elderly, and those with chronic conditions and weakened immune systems.

It’s important to know which shots you need and when to get them.

Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak In South Bronx:Legionnaires' disease is a severe form of pneumonia — lung inflammation usually caused by infection.

Importance: High

For staff working in the Bronx, who may be concerned about the Legionnaires' disease outbreak, you may want to share the following information:

Legionnaires' disease is caused by the Legionella bacteria. The Legionellabacteria are found naturally in the environment, usually in water. The bacteria grow best in warm water, like the kind found in
  • Hot tubs
  • Cooling Towers
  • Hot water tanks
  • Large plumbing systems
  • Decorative fountains

There have been more 45 cases of Legionnaires' disease reported over the past 2 weeks in the South Bronx, resulting in 2 deaths.

Protect your baby from group B strep. If you have GBS, your baby can get very sick and even die if you are not tested and treatedGetting screened for GBS late in pregnancy – and receiving antibiotic treatment during.

Do You Know What is group B streptococcus?


  • Group B strep (GBS) is a kind of bacteria that many people harbor in their intestinal tracts. The bacteria may also inhabit (or "colonize") your vagina as well, and be passed on to your baby during labor and birth.


While GBS is generally harmless in healthy adults, it may cause stillbirth and serious infections in babies. Getting screened for GBS late in pregnancy – and receiving antibiotic treatment during labor if you're a carrier –  greatly reduces your baby's risk of becoming infected.

June is Men's Health Awareness Month: Talk to your doctor about your risk of prostate cancer and whether you need screening testsProstate Cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in men..


Once males get over the age of 40, their prostates grow --it's known as "benign prostate enlargement.The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum.  An enlarged prostate has been linked to a number of metabolic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease but the exact cause is not yet discovered.

There are often  no noticeable symptoms of prostate cancer while it is still in the early stages, making the PSA test a critical screening tool.

June is Cataract Awareness Month: One way to protect our vision is to make a commitment to take care of our eyes today, including getting a dilated eye exam, so we can help protect our sight for the future not just from cataract, but other eye diseases as well. All types of cataracts are treatable surgically, and regular eye exams are the best way of detecting the eye disease.

Cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens which blocks or changes the passage of light into the eye.   It is the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Unlike many eye diseases, however, vision loss due to cataract can be restored.

Cataract is probably caused by multiple factors acting together; even genetics, but there are many risk factors that can be controlled or eliminated through prevention and lifestyle changes. 

Some of these risk factors are: 
  • Intense heat or long-term exposure to UV rays from the sun

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. High blood pressure makes your heart work too hard and increases your risk of heart disease and stroke.The goal of hypertension treatment is to lower harmful high pressures and protect important organs, such as the brain, heart, and kidneys

IT ISVERY IMPORTANT TO GET YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKED EVEN IF YOU ARE FEELING FINEHigh Blood Pressure is a silent Killer you can have it for years without knowing it, during this time,  HBP can damage your heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and other parts of your body. Making healthy changes to your lifestyle and knowing your blood pressure numbers will help you maintain, control and prevent High Blood Pressure (HPB).

Blood pressure readings have two numbers, for example 140/90mmHg.
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