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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.

December 1, 2014 is World Aids Day: Be supportive, With enough support from family and friends, people living with HIV and those affected can learn to manage the emotional impact that the epidemic continues to have on millions of people worldwide.

AIDS(Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)  is a medical condition. A person is diagnosed with AIDS when their immune system is too weak to fight off infections.HIV, stands forhuman immunodeficiency virus.It kills or damages the body's immune system cells.

HIV most often spreads through unprotected sex with an infected person. It may also spread by sharing drug needles or through contact with the blood of an infected person. Women can give it to their babies during pregnancy or childbirth.

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) (STI) :------- HPV vaccine can prevent certain cancers and other diseases caused by human papillomavirus and help prevent Health problems such as: genital warts and cervical cancer.

Get vaccinated against HPV. HPV vaccines are safe and effective. Prevention is better than treatment. Get your girls and your boys vaccinated at 11 or 12, or as soon as possible if they're already 13 or older. HPV vaccine produces a higher immune response in preteens than in older teens and young adults.

What is HPV?
HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI).Nearly all sexually active men and women will get HPV at some point in their lives. HPV vaccines can protect males and females against diseases (including cancers) caused by HPV when given in the recommended age groups.

Chikungunya ( prounced-"chik-en-gun-ye.") is an illness caused by a virus that spreads through mosquito bites. Chikungunya disease does not often result in death, but the symptoms can be severe and disabling.

Are you feeling sick and think you may have chikungunya???
Chikungunya virus is primarily transmitted to human through mosquitoes: And though the disease can't be spread directly from person to person when a mosquito feeds on an infected person, the mosquito can become infected and can bite and infect others. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The virus can stay in a person's system for about a week according to the World Health Organization.

Flu Season 2014

Ok, so we know that we are in flu season, but some of us think, it only happens to other people. Stay safe and get your flu shot if- it's not contraindicated for you. The H1N1 strain seems to be the most potent this season, so please be mindful as you encounter people all around. Any questions, send me an email.
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