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Americas become first region to eliminate measles

Posted on May 2, 2018 in General

Reuters: After a 22-year vaccination effort against the measles, the Pan American Health Organization said on Tuesday that The Americas has become the first region in the world to have eradicated measles. This is a tremendous accomplishment, given that measles continues to infect tens of thousands of people on a global scale. READ MORE

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12 Risk Factors of High Blood Pressure You Need to Know

Posted on May 2, 2018 in General

There are many risk factors involved with high blood pressure, but the 12 listed below are among the most common. High blood pressure is a common condition where the long-term force of the blood against artery walls is high enough to cause health problems such as heart disease. Blood pressure is determined is by the amount of […]

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Migraines – Not Just A “Bad Headache”

Posted on May 2, 2018 in General

Migraines are often thought of as simply a “bad headache”. However, contrary to this common thinking, they’re not. A migraine is a collection of neurological symptoms – usually including a severe throbbing and recurring pain on one side of the head (in roughly 1/3 migraine attacks, both sides are affected). Migraine attacks last between 4 and […]

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10 Things You Should Know About Clinical Trials

Posted on May 2, 2018 in General

1. What is a Clinical Trial? A clinical research study or “trial” is a scientific study evaluating a new treatment that has shown promise in laboratory studies. It is through these studies or trials that doctors find new and better ways to prevent, detect, diagnose, control and treat illnesses. 2. Who can participate in a […]

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5 Eye Opening Facts You May Not Have Known About High Blood Pressure

Posted on May 2, 2018 in General

Roughly 70 million American adults have high blood pressure Only half of individuals have their high blood pressure under control High blood pressure accounts for over $46 billion in costs each year to our nation There are nearly 1000 deaths each day as a result of high blood pressure Roughly 7 out of 10 people […]

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