Browsing Archive July, 2016

Psoriasis Awareness Month

Psoriasis Awareness Month

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month. Get informed by clicking here.  Scientists believe that at least 10 percent of people inherit one or more of the genes that could eventually lead to psoriasis. However, only 2% to 3% of the population develops the disease. Researchers believe that for a person to develop ...

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Stay Cool this Summer

Stay Cool this Summer

Extremely high or unusually hot temperatures can affect your health. On average, 675 deaths from extreme heat events occur each year in the United States. Most vulnerable are the elderly, those who work or exercise outdoors, infants and children, the homeless or poor, and people with a chronic medical ...

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World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day

July 28th is World Hepatitis Day! According to the CDC website, “Hepatitis” means inflammation of the liver. The liver is a vital organ that processes nutrients, filters the blood, and fights infections. When the liver is inflamed or damaged, its function can be affected. Heavy alcohol use, toxins, some ...

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2.7M HIPPA Settlement

2.7M HIPPA Settlement

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) that found ...

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Man Gets Zika from Sex

Man Gets Zika from Sex

A New York City woman who became infected with the Zika virus on a trip outside the United States passed the infection to her boyfriend during sex, city health officials reported. It's the first reported case of female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika -- before this case, sexual transmission had only been ...

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