By now, you’ve probably heard about the Zika virus, the mosquito-transmitted disease that is spreading widely in the Americas. Though it didn't gain widespread media attention until this year, it was discovered in Africa back in 1947. It wasn't … [Read more...] about The Zika Virus: What You Need To Know
You may recall seeing sportscaster Bob Costas fighting through watery, reddish eyes as he hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi—and no those weren’t tears of joy. The prime-time NBC star was actually suffering from pink eye, or inflammation of the … [Read more...] about Conjunctivitis: What is pink eye?
Measles was virtually eradicated from the United States in 2000, but last year the number of reported cases tripled—the highest number in nearly two decades. This leaves many puzzled and asking the question: why the sudden change? Jason … [Read more...] about Understanding the Measles Outbreak
Roughly 20 percent of Americans get the flu every year, yet people still find excuses not to get vaccinated. While the chances are slim that you’ll need to be hospitalized for influenza, here are some of the most common misconceptions about the … [Read more...] about 4 Myths You Should Know About the Flu
People often confuse diabetes and hypoglycemia, and although these two conditions may seem similar, they’re not the same. Diabetes is a chronic disease in which a person suffers from high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because the body fails … [Read more...] about Diabetes & Hypoglycemia: What’s the difference?
Chances are high that you probably know someone that has been affected by cancer, or perhaps you’ve battled this life-threatening disease in your own life. Cancer is a top killer in the U.S. and it’s one of the most feared diseases of all. But thanks … [Read more...] about The Big C
A staphylococcal (or staph) infection is a skin infection caused by staphylococcus aureus bacteria. Strangely enough, most healthy adults actually carry the bacteria on their skin all the time, near their nose, mouth, and genitals. However, an … [Read more...] about What is a Staph Infection?