Death is certainly something that will come to us all. It is interesting and medically important to understand the categories and risks of the most common causes of death.
Is the Flu too Common? I bet it would be nearly impossible for you to guess how many deaths in the United States were related to…
Thousands of your neighbors and friends are asking themselves if the Flu Vaccine is right for them. Flu season is just a few sneezes and coughs away. There are hundreds of ads from local pharmacies to hospitals to your own physician telling you to get one. But some vaccine companies are hoping that you wait and there are plenty of groups telling anyone who will listen, to avoid them completely.
The Pandemic of the Zika Virus is currently in full swing, but we should be asking ourselves if there is a real concern. Zika is a condition that is very similar to West Nile, Dengue, Yellow Fever, Japanese encephalitis and a few others.
Opioids are a group of medications that result in pain relief. Is it safe during Pregnancy? Increased risk of withdrawal and birth effects are seen including fetal distress and even death.
Recently the CDC or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that there are about 20 million new infections each year in the United States.
Recently there was a major outback of Botulism in one of the craziest place imaginable, a prison. Botulism is a toxin that causes serious illness from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum.
Whooping Cough is caused by pertussis and the number of cases is the highest it has been in the last five decades. The bacteria involved is called: Bordetella pertussis.
Recent studies have been performed and data shows that almost 1000 deaths per year could be avoided by breastfeeding alone. Also referred to as “Preventable Deaths”. The cost associated because of the lack of breast feeding is alarming and amazing. It has been calculated that just over $13 billion dollars annually are spent because of lack of breastfeeding.
The earthquake in Haiti has resulted in a medical crisis that has gone from bad to worse. Hundreds of thousands of the countries dead and thousands more are injured and sick. Diseases in Haiti are a serious concern and in some cases can be a preventable disaster. Increasingly and alarming are the concerns regarding water and sanitation problems of the region that are taking center stage.