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Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | A weak erection could indicate a weak heart, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers found that men who reported erectile dysfunction were twice as likely to experience heart attacks, cardiac arrests, sudden cardiac death and fatal or non-fatal strokes. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the U.S. It causes 1 in 4 deaths, almost 610,000 people every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The most common form of heart disease is coronary heart disease,... [Read More]
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 48 million people in the U.S. get sick from food each year, and summertime is high season. [Read More]
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A nationwide salmonella outbreak could be widespread in the turkey industry according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [Read More]
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Mosquitoes aren't just annoying pests at your outdoor barbecue. They're spreading West Nile virus across the Midwest this summer. And already one person in Illinois has had the illness. Experts say it's time to go beyond the bug spray and take some extra precautions when you're outside. A Cook County resident tested positive for the virus in June, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Mosquitoes in at least 16 Ohio counties and 12 Indiana counties were also found to carry the disease. Blood from an Ohio blood donor also tested positive for West Nile, but they didn't... [Read More]
With summertime in full swing, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, released the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, which reveals that when it comes to fatal drownings and toddlers, numbers have climbed —... [Read More]
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A nationwide salmonella outbreak could be widespread in the turkey industry according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [Read More]
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Health officials have identified McDonald's salads as the possible source of a parasitic illness outbreak that has sickened 163 people across 10 states. The illness, caused by the cyclospora parasite, can last months. It causes symptoms such as diarrhea and frequent, sometimes explosive, bowel movements. McDonald's is removing salads from 3,000 locations that may have been affected by the outbreak. Health officials say McDonald's salads may be the source of a parasitic illness outbreak that has sickened more than 100 people across the United States. According to the FDA, 163 cases have... [Read More]
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast HIV/AIDS activists believe a blue pill could effectively stop new infections in the United States. But without insurance, it can cost well north of one thousand dollars per month. The pill is PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, a daily medication that cuts the risk of getting HIV from sexual intercourse by over 90 percent and that lowers the risk of getting HIV from injectable drug use by over 70 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the United States, there is just one brand of PrEP available: Truvada, made... [Read More]
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Foodborne illness hits one in six Americans every year and almost one in ten globally; the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 48 million Americans get sick due to one of 31 pathogens. [Read More]
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella caused by raw turkey products from a variety of sources. [Read More]
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Last month, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shocked Kansas health officials and the public alike when it reported that the suicide rate in our state had increased 45 percent between 1999 and 2016. [Read More]
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A Salmonella outbreak in raw turkey affecting 26 states is being investigated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the agency announced on Thursday. [Read More]
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The Centers for Disease Control announced a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey that has made its way to 90 people in 26 states over seven months. The CDC thinks the salmonella is resistant to several antibiotics. [Read More]
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The outbreak of an intestinal illness linked to McDonald's salads has sickened 163 people in 10 states, with Illinois and Iowa residents representing the highest totals among them, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said late Thursday. Three people have been hospitalized, according... [Read More]
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The outbreak of an intestinal illness linked to McDonald's salads has sickened 163 people in 10 states, with Illinois and Iowa residents representing the highest totals among them, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said late Thursday. Three people have been hospitalized, according... [Read More]
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, public health and regulatory officials announced Thursday afternoon they are currently investigating a Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products Ninety people in 26 states have been affected, with two cases reported in Ohio. [Read More]
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Massachusetts is among 26 states affected by a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.... [Read More]
Canton-Potsdam Hospital recently bought a Helois ultraviolent disinfection system. A news release from St. Lawrence Health System, which oversees CPH, calls it "the most advanced technology in cleaning hospital rooms and equipment." It uses three portable towers to emit powerful, yet safe, ultraviolet (UV-C) energy that is effective against bacteria, spores and viruses, including so-called "superbugs," which are drug-resistant forms of bacteria. "UV-C energy is the peak germ-killing part of the ultraviolet spectrum used to kill Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO) bacteria that are resistant to three or more classes of antibiotics, as well as other... [Read More]
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One in 12. That's how many people, according to the Centers for Disease Control suffer from asthma. Most can control their symptoms with prescribed medication. But there is a small group of asthma sufferers - who can't. Serese Cole tells us about a new drug that's giving them back their life - and their breath. [Read More]
Oregon has some of the lowest vaccination rates in the country — seventh lowest, to be exact, according to estimates by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the Oregon Health Authority, the state requires that all students attending public, private, charter and alternative elementary, middle and... [Read More]
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