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Airborne diseases spread when someone coughs, sneezes, or talks and sends germ-infested saliva into the air. There are a number of airborne diseases in the world, some more common than others. Knowing the symptoms and severity of common airborne diseases is important for knowing when to stay home or when to head to your doctor’s office.
Chicken pox is easily identified by the itchy red blisters that cover the body. Other symptoms include a fever, headache, lethargy, and loss of appetite. There is a vaccination that helps to reduce the risk of contracting chicken pox, but some children who have been vaccinated develop the virus anyway.
The virus is spread through the air when those with the virus cough, sneeze, or talk. Most people never develop serious symptoms, but blood and bone infections, dehydration, inflammation of the brain, pneumonia, and toxic shock syndrome are potential risks associated with the virus. Children need about a week before all blisters have formed scabs. At this point, the risk of infecting others ends.
The common cold has more than 200 different strains. Each one usually leads to congestion, a cough, runny nose, sneezing, sore (more…)
If you have been diagnosed with cancer or have a history of cancer in your family, you want to be sure to plan out a plan of attack for your treatment. Learning about different treatment options and how they work with your body to fight cancerous cells is beneficial. It will give you peace of mind knowing that you are killing cancerous cells and regaining your health. Therapy and treatment are broken down into three categories: chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy. Chemotherapy drugs are taken either orally or intravenously and help fight cancer cells by traveling through the bloodstream.
Radiation therapy uses high energy rays to kill cancer cells and reduce the size of tumors. Surgery is often the first treatment option explored and is used to remove the tumor from your body if possible. You can get more information on these and other treatments as see a breakdown of cancer statistics in America by taking a look at the infographic below.
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The heart: it’s quite literally the heart and the soul of your circulatory system. Essentially a giant pump, your heart is responsible for delivering oxygen-rich blood to the muscles, nerves, and organs of your body. To put it quite simply, your heart is important.
Because of this importance, problems with your heart are things that should never be overlooked. In fact, with modern medicine many heart conditions are treatable: it is the ones that are ignored that often end up being fatal. (more…)
Waterborne diseases are born from microorganisms that live and thrive in water contaminated by human or animal feces. Microorganisms, such as protozoa, bacteria, and internal parasites cause waterborne diseases throughout the world, killing 4,000 people each day. Untreated water is the primary cause for waterborne diseases, and consequently, they occur most frequently in unindustrialized parts of the world. (more…)