Target Health 2017

Target Health 2017

Efforts to prevent disease, help people lead healthier lives, and end health disparities includes a focus on chronic disease. Heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, chronic lung diseases account for most deaths in the United States. They are the major drivers of sickness, disability and health care costs in the nation. Much of the … Read more…

Get Smart Know About Antibiotics: Know When They Will Work

Get Smart Know About Antibiotics: Know When They Will Work

Cold/Runny Nose: Usually caused by viruses. Antibiotic not needed. Bronchitis/Chest Cold: Usually caused by viruses. Antibiotic not needed. Whooping Cough: Usually caused by bacteria. Antibiotic needed. Flu: Usually caused by viruses. Antibiotic not needed. Strep Throat: Usually caused by bacteria. Antibiotic needed. Sore Throat (except strep): Usually caused by viruses. Antibiotic not needed. Fluid in … Read more…

Raising Awareness About Diabetes

Raising Awareness About Diabetes

 Diabetes affects more than 29 million Americans. Another 86 million people – more than 1 in 3 adults – have prediabetes. For people with or at risk of diabetes, regular physical activity helps improve insulin sensitivity and glycemic control, has a positive effoect on blood pressure and cholesterol, and helps manage weight. We can use this … Read more…