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The Importance of Self-Care

Positive Self-care is vitally important in keeping you at your best physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Make sure your medical providers are aware of any family risk factors so that there is a focus on health promotion and disease prevention that is specific to your heath care needs. What does that mean? For example, if the men in your family develop heart conditions in their late 40's and/or early 50's that cause death, that is something you should make your medical provider aware of so that the focus on lifestyle changes can include nutrition, stress management and monitoring of certain blood test.

Update on the flu

So laboratory confirmed flu is up by 55%. Keep watching for updates and contact me with any questions.

CDC recommends that consumers do not eat any Blue Bell brand products, and that institutions and retailers do not serve or sell them.

 On April 20, 2015, Blue Bell Creameries voluntarily recalled all of its products currently on the market made at all of its facilities, including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet, and frozen snacks, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Blue Bell announced this recall after sampling conducted by the company revealed that Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream half gallons produced on March 17, 2015 and March 27, 2015 contained the bacteria

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month: GET SCREENED!!! People are dying of oral cancer everyday! Early discovery has many positive impacts, potentially longer life spans, easier treatment and greater chances of a cure.

Oral canceris the largest group of those cancers which fall into the head and neck cancer categoryOral cancer begins in the mouth, also called the oral cavity.Common names fororal cancers include such things as mouth cancer, tongue cancer, tonsil cancer, and throat cancer

The death rate associated with oral and pharyngeal cancers remains particularly high due to the cancer being routinely discovered late in its development and many who do survive suffer long-term problems such as severe facial disfigurement or difficulties eating and speaking.

April 2015 is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month. According to the Women’s Eye Health Task Force, risk factors for premature death due to heart disease or cancer are the same as those for blindness and vision impairment. These factors include, smoking; excess weight; unhealthy diet; lack of exercise and exposure to UV rays.

Every woman, especially those who are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or diabetic, should make it a priority to get a comprehensive, dilated eye exam. 
Thereare a number of health factors and differences between men and women that put women at greater risk of serious vision loss; two-thirds of Americans with vision impairment are women. However,through early detection and treatment vision loss can be lessened.

Regular dilated exams are essential to prevention, early detection of eye disease — and to keeping you and your eyes health

Did you know That your bad breath might be because you are dehydrated? If untreated, severe dehydration may cause: Death Permanent brain damage Seizure.

World Health Day is April 7, 2015: It is celebrated to remember the establishment of the World health Organization as well as draw the attention of people towards the major health issues in the world. The body needs water to function. Dehydration occurs when the amount of water leaving the body is greater than the amount being taken in. If you don't replace lost fluids, you will get dehydrated. 

Dehydration is a major health concern:  keeping your body hydrated will help you live a longer healthier life

Abdominal pain may be minor and of no great significance, or it can reflect a major problem involving one of the organs in the abdomen.The characteristics of the pain -- location, timing, duration, etc. are important in diagnosing its cause. Persisting abdominal pain should be evaluated by a physician.

Abdominal pain(Pain in the belly)can be associated with a variety of conditions both within and outside of the abdomen. Abdominal pain can be acute and sudden in onset, or the pain can be chronic and longstanding. 

The cause of abdominal problems can be hard to pinpoint. Sometimes minor and serious abdominal problems start with the same symptoms.  Pain that increases with movement or coughing and does not appear to be caused by strained muscles is more likely to be a symptom of a serious problem.

Food Allergy: It is extremely important for people who have true food allergies to identify them and prevent allergic reactions to food because these reactions can cause devastating illness and, in some cases, be fatal.

FOOD ALLERGIES

Food Allergy is an immune system reaction that occurs soon after eating a certain food. Most food-related symptoms occur within two hours of ingestion; often they start within minutes. In some very rare cases, the reaction may be delayed by four to six hours or even longer. 

A food allergy can trigger a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Emergency treatment is critical for anaphylaxis. Untreated, anaphylaxis can cause a coma or even death.

If you are allergic to a particular food, for example, you may first experience itching in the mouth as you start to eat the food.

"Your feet shouldn’t hurt.". With proper detection, intervention, and care, most foot and ankle problems can be lessened or prevented.

Don't ignore foot problems, avoid serious foot problems that can lead to a toe, foot, or leg amputation?.Good foot care and regular foot checks should be an important part of your health careInvesting a bit of time and thought into caring for your feet now can prevent them causing you pain late.

Podiatrists are the most qualified doctors to care for your feet. They complete four years of training in a podiatric medical school and three years of hospital residency training. Podiatrists can specialize in many fields, including surgery, sports medicine, wound care, pediatrics (children), and diabetic care.

Alcohol Poisoning Deaths:- Very high levels of alcohol in the body can shutdown critical areas of the brain that control breathing, heart rate, and body temperature, resulting in death.

Alcohol poisoning is caused by drinking large quantities of alcohol in a short period of time.According to CDC On average, 6 people died every day from alcohol poisoning in the US from 2010 to 2012

Good health is not just the absence of disease, but involves healthy lifestyle, healthy mental attitude, and healthy ways of relating to others, Excessive drinking can be very dangerous to everyone's health!

Signs of Alcohol Poisoning include:
  • Mental confusion, stupor, coma, or person cannot be roused.
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