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When the world shut down in March of 2020, many thought that the virus would pass in a couple of weeks and then life would return to normal. But, unfortunately, that seems just as far off as when COVID first hit nearly two years later. Recently, scientists have seen an emergence of the Omicron variant that everyone needs to be aware of. Omicron first made its appearance in South Africa in late November 2021, right around the start of the holiday season. It is currently thought that the Omicron variant spreads quicker than the original virus. However, higher rates could

The Holiday Season is a joyous time that many spend with their families and loved ones. However, spending so much time with others in a close proximity can put you at an added risk of catching a stomach bug or virus. So here are some ways to stay healthy this Season. Wash Your Hands Often We were all taught how to properly wash our hands in middle school. And we got a ton of reminders when the pandemic hit. But just to cover our bases, remember you need to use soap and clean water for at least 20 seconds to efficiently

If you have high blood pressure and a cold, stop before you reach for the cold medicine.  Many over-the-counter cold remedies can be dangerous for people with high blood pressure because most of them contain decongestants and NSAIDs. NSAIDs are used to reduce pain and decongestants help clear your stuffy nose, but these two substances can pose the most significant risk to those of us with high blood pressure.  Decongestants are designed to narrow the blood vessels in your nose and reduce swelling, which is excellent for your stuffy nose, but not so great for the rest of your body.  By

Pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween candy aren’t the only things October is known for. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The month of October is dedicated to educating women about early detection of breast cancer. Studies show that the earlier breast cancer is diagnosed, the easier it can be to treat. While your OBGYN may do a breast exam during your annual visit, the only real expert on your body is you, especially if you are performing regular self-breast exams. Performing regular self-breast exams will help you get familiar with your breasts and to know what is normal and what isn’t. If

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells. There are several broad categories of blood cells, including red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Generally, leukemia refers to cancers of the white blood cells. white blood cells are a vital part of your immune system. They protect your body from invasion by: bacteria viruses fungi abnormal cells foreign substances In leukemia, the white blood cells do not function like normal white blood cells. They can also divide too quickly and eventually crowd out normal cells. White blood cells are mostly produced in the bone marrow, but certain types of WBCs are

Deciding whether or not to breastfeed your baby is a very personal decision and one only you can make. There is a wealth of information out there about the benefits of choosing to breastfeed so we have compiled a list of 10 Breastfeeding Benefits for Baby to help you make your decision. 1. Breast milk provides ideal nutrition for babies. Breast milk contains everything a baby needs for the first 6 months of life, in all the right proportions. Its composition even changes according to the baby’s changing needs, especially during the first month of life. During the first days after birth,

Sarcoma is still considered to be the “forgotten cancer.”  Efforts to encourage research and drug development are made more challenging due to a lack of awareness and understanding.  How as a community do we raise funds for vital research if people don’t know that this cancer exists? Though the Sarcoma Foundation of America works tirelessly every day to raise awareness, during Sarcoma Awareness Month we aim to further highlight the extraordinary challenges that sarcoma patients face and the need for more sarcoma research and better sarcoma therapies. What is Sarcoma Sarcoma is a rare cancer in adults (1% of all adult cancers), but

The school year is drawing to a close, and many families are planning their summer vacations.  Wherever your vacation plans take you, the beach, a theme park or enjoying time outside close to home, the sun is everywhere, and proper precautions need to be taken by every member of your family. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotches or spots on your skin. The good news is that skin cancer can be prevented, and

  An estimated 44 million Americans suffer from some form of mental disorder in a given year. From depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and PTSD just to name a few, mental health covers a wide range of symptoms. Mental health challenges are still wrought with a stigma that prevents people from seeking the help they need. Since COVID-19, According to Mental Health America, an organization whose goal is to promote mental health as a part of overall wellness. the number of people looking for help with anxiety and depression has skyrocketed. From January to September 2020, 315,220 people took their anxiety screen,

5 million young people and adults in the US have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and the diagnosis rate is increasing 10-17% each year making it the fastest-growing developmental disorder. 500,000 people with autism are transitioning into adulthood and so, The Autism Society of America has launched a new campaign, #CelebrateDifferences, focused on gaining acceptance of those with autism and not just awareness of the disorder.  Their goal is to help those with autism to live fully in all areas of life through improved support and opportunities in education, employment, accessible housing, affordable health care, and comprehensive long-term services