February is American Heart Month and organizations around the country are educating people in their communities about how to keep their heart healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women. Summit Healthcare Heart, Lung and Vascular Clinic […]
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a common virus that typically leads to mild, cold-like symptoms. Although adults and older children seem to have mild symptoms, it can be more serious in young children and especially, babies. 1.) RSV can occur in people of all ages, although, it is known as the most common germ that […]
Sometimes all it takes to treat the common cold is rest and a lot of fluids, but that doesn’t always work for everyone. In some cases, a cold can lead to a more serious medical condition called respiratory syncytial virus or RSV. “Every person by the age of 2 has been infected with RSV,” said […]
Most women with cervical cancer are diagnosed before the age of 50. It occurs when cells on the cervix grow out of control. The cervix is the lower, narrow end part of the uterus opening up into the vagina. One way to diagnose cervical cancer is with a pap test. When this type of cancer […]
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and Summit Healthcare Cancer Center and The National Cervical Cancer Coalition wants you to know that there’s a lot you can do to prevent cervical cancer. HPV (human papillomavirus) is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity. It’s also a major cause of cervical cancer. About 79 […]
CDC HEADS UP is rolling out a new resource. It offers a simple way for you to find HEADS UP tools and concussion safety information. You will find links to popular HEADS UP resources, such as trainings and videos, as well as new sports-specific safety tips.
Article originally published on Advance Healthcare Network (website and magazine).: People aren’t just cruising through the coffee drive-through lane on their way into work anymore. They’re getting flu shots on the go. These new approaches to vaccination are ramping up vaccination rates. More than 130 million total doses of the flu vaccine had already been […]
How effective is the flu shot? The ability of a flu vaccine to protect a person depends on the age and health status of the person getting the vaccine, and the similarity or “match” between the viruses or virus in the vaccine and those in circulation. What are the risks from getting a flu shot? […]