Flu numbers in Michigan remain low as the season winds down. Along with an increase in flu vaccines administered, the precautions taken to contain the spread of the coronavirus also helped keep the flu case numbers low.
She said there is still much to discover about the link between nearsightedness and digital screen time, but said the pandemic has "accelerated what already was a boom of cases."
Suicide is the No. 1 preventable cause of death in Montana for youths ages 10 to 14, according to statistics from the state’s health department.
Mississippi officials are investigating whether Fortune 500 company Centene and possibly other firms may have significantly overcharged taxpayers as they managed billions of dollars worth of state Medicaid health insurance benefits.
People familiar with harsh winters understand specific precautions must be taken to effectively contend with storms and cold temperatures. Both can be dangerous or even deadly for the unprepared or those who do not respect the power and unpredictability of nature.
marcus evans is proud to announce Deborah Rowe, Vice President of Nursing Workforce Development at Genesis HealthCare, as a speaker at the LTC & Senior Living CXO Summit that will take place on February 6-7, 2020 at the JW Marriott Brickell, Miami, Florida.
If you’re like most adults, you might have a hard time falling or staying asleep. In fact, a 2018 Consumer Report found that 68 percent of Americans struggle with their sleeping patterns at least once a week. That accounts for 164 million Americans. If you’re included in that number, you may want to try the phenomenon of “clean sleep.”
While eating meatless has an array of health benefits and even significantly reduces your carbon footprint, there is undoubtedly a price you pay cutting out meat. Vegetarians and vegans commonly struggle with making up these crucial nutrients and vitamins
In the wake of the recent opioid crisis, cannabidiol appears to have become a promising super drug that may lower opioid dependence. Now, CBD, the nonpsychoactive molecule in the cannabis plant and one of the two main components in marijuana has garnered several advocates in other industries, including the world of sports.
An estimated 5.8 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2019, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. This includes an estimated 5.6 million people age 65 and older and 200,000 people younger than 65 who have younger-onset Alzheimer’s. One in 10 people age 65 and older (10 percent) has Alzheimer’s dementia. It’s a disease that Amy Losak of Teaneck, New Jersey, knows all too well.
One of the most commonly searched questions about breastfeeding is, “What medicines can you take?” Since everything you consume makes its way into your baby’s milk supply, it’s a valid concern. Sure, we know to pump and dump after a couple glasses of wine, but what about medications?
Wellness is a trending topic, and rightfully so, but wellness isn’t limited to hitting the gym, getting in your three miles and cutting the sugar, fat and simple carbs out of your diet.
Traversing the twists and turns of the waterslide, perfecting your form on the diving board, and testing your cunning at a game of Marco Polo. These are just a few of the ways to steer clear of boredom and ensure a fun day at the pool.
Indiana Regional Medical Center has served the people of Indiana County for well over a century, dedicating its resources to operating the best health care system in the community. Backed by innovation in technology and personnel, IRMC continues to make strides in maintaining the health and well-being of every patient and employee in the county. With his return from service overseas in Kuwait, Brian Stone, D.O., is primed to continue his work in furthering osteopathic medicine to the benefit all of Indiana County and beyond.
Joseph Strickland, a medical courier with Indiana Regional Medical Center, became concerned about a painful blister between his toes that was causing him some significant pain. As a courier, Strickland walks many miles per day, and the pain from the blister was hindering his work.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Or is it? Full of festive decor and family traditions, the months of November and December can provide plenty to be jolly about. But they also come with their fair share of holiday health hazards.
If you have walked by your local Starbucks or any coffee shop during the scramble of commuters trying to get to work, the line around the block is a clear indication that Americans love their morning Joe.
On the list of what frightens people the most, ranking right up there with spiders, snakes and heights are needles. In fact, the extreme fear of medical procedures involving needles is a valid phobia with an ominous name: trypanophobia. Charyn Caruso, a phlebotomist for Grove City Medical Center, has worked with her share of patients who have suffered from the condition throughout her 20-year career.
Each year, hundreds of thousands suffer from cardiac arrest in the U.S. Anytime, anywhere, an emergency can strike, leaving many with little chance for life-saving personnel to make a difference. These numbers would be decreased dramatically if more people were CPR certified. Currently at Seneca Valley School District, students and staff are training to be ready for any dire situation thrown their way.
If you’ve ever been a pet parent, you know animals love to explore and taste just about everything in their path. Unfortunately, there are things at home that our furry friends shouldn’t eat. In fact, according to the ASPCA in 2018, the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) received an average of 1,200 calls daily and assisted 266,554 animals.
There are several well-known factors that contribute to aging: smoking, stress, sun exposure and genetics, among them. But what you may not realize is what you put on your plate can also cause you to look beyond your year.