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Beijing-bound Olympic travelers should worry less about exotic diseases, and instead focus on preventing more mundane health problems like respiratory illness and dog bites. A new study by experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network found that, during the past 10 years, dog bites were actually one of the more common health problems travelers face when visiting China. Other common ailments were respiratory infections, skin problems, injuries, and diarrhea.
With the season's first heat wave expected to arrive this weekend, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services urges residents to take steps to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
"Heat stroke is a life-threatening condition and heat exhaustion can also require hospital care," said Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard. "When the weather turns extremely hot and humid, it's vital to drink plenty of fluids, spend time in cool places and reduce or reschedule any physical activity.
KDHE is providing health and safety information to protect residents in the wake of Wednesday evening's storms in central and northeast Kansas.
Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable. As sandbagging and other flood-related labor continue over the next several weeks, it is important for workers to protect their health. "Even young and healthy individuals can have problems with heat exhaustion if they are doing strenuous physical work," said Iowa Department of Public Health Director Tom Newton. "Individuals may be so caught up in sandbagging or other flood work that they forget to take care of themselves."
With the extremely hot weather Vermont is experiencing, Vermont Emergency Management and the Vermont Department of Health are advising people to be cautious and to stay cool and safe. The National Weather Service is predicting a third straight day with temperatures in the 90s for much of the state.
The question of personal health records being private or no seems to beg a yes answer. However, truth is, there are two answers with the real one a shocker. At least it was to me. Perhaps this is the reason many doctors avoid using electronic health records due to privacy concerns.
African-American, Hispanic or American Indian patients undergoing genetic testing are unlikely to encounter counselors of their ethnic backgrounds.
Mounting home foreclosures and the rising cost of everyday living have forced many Americans to dip into their retirement savings. But tough economic times are not the only threat to retirement security. A new paper released by the Council for Disability Awareness (CDA), entitled Worker Disability: A Growing Risk to Retirement Security, addresses Americans' lack of awareness of the risks and the financial burden that an unexpected accident or illness can have on retirement savings.
In today's fast-paced climate, people are finding it easy for their emotions to get out of balance, leaving them feeling moody and irritable. To help naturally restore a healthy mood, Nature Made today introduced SAM-e Complete at Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Avenue Taxi Stand in New York City. Creating a relaxation oasis in one of America's busiest transportation zones, Nature Made SAM-e Complete polled passengers on their mood and offered tips for achieving a good mood every day.
Most of physicians refuse to use electronic health records because of high prices.
Warning people about harmful effects of radiation from mobile cell phones, the government has asked service providers and makers to avoid promotional advertisements showing vulnerable segments like children and pregnant women using cell phones.
Healthy diet and regular exercising make positive changes in genes and help fight numerous diseases.
Medical doctors have an interesting way of looking at things and events. These ways sometimes stand out in our social setting and that helps Dr. Toni Brayer to list top ten funny ways on how to identify a doctor.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts joins Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in facilitating the download of patient data to Google Health PHRs.
Hospitals need to make the process of live donation easier for potential donors.
What's wrong with selling kidneys? Should we pay donors to increase the supply of organs for transplantation? Doctors debate on organ donation.
A HEAT ALERT has been issued for Sarnia-Lambton by the Medical Officer of Health for Lambton County based on the latest Environment Canada. The alert is due to a combination of high heat and high humidity (greater than 40oC) that can be hazardous to your health.