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Recession ‘Cuts’ Included Vasectomies

Recession ‘Cuts’ Included Vasectomies

Recessions always lead to cutbacks, but one cut surprised researchers. The recent recession predictably led employers to cut jobs and people to cut discretionary spending. Other “cuts” that increased in frequency during the recession included vasectomies. Urologists reported anecdotally that more men were requesting vasectomies in 2007 to 2009 than their practices previously experienced. Now […]

Soldiers Help Fears With Virtual Reality

Soldiers Help Fears With Virtual Reality

Soldiers are now getting help to face their fears using virtual reality. Their safety and health before and after traumatizing events have always been a first priority for the government and its officials. Medical facilities are using the virtual reality games to help desensitize the troops from the fears they have before, and the fears […]

Ebola Garb Guidelines Updated for Health Workers

Ebola Garb Guidelines Updated for Health Workers

Ebola has been a rising concern for many, as a result the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have updated the standards health workers are required to follow. The guidelines require the worker to have no part of their body exposed, this calls for face shields, boots, double gloves, hoods and more. A trained monitor […]

Ebola and Influenza Symptoms Similar

Ebola and Influenza Symptoms Similar

Ebola dominates the headlines recently, but a more important virus is normally in our minds this time of year; Influenza, or the Flu. The initial symptoms of Ebola and Influenza are quite similar, and distinguishing between the two give people pause. The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has caused somewhat of a panic of […]

Breast Cancer Law Can Help Save Lives [Video]

Breast Cancer Law Can Help Save Lives [Video]

Breast Cancer is a disease that affects both women and men. Two laws can help save lives before people get the diagnosis of breast cancer and while they are fighting the disease. Henda’s Law, named after Henda Salmeron, signed into law in 2012, makes it mandatory that when women receive mammogram results from FDA approved […]

Mental Health Leans on Awareness

Mental Health Leans on Awareness

Mental health is an issue in this country that leans on awareness to get the ball rolling on progression. Mental health is a psychological sense of well-being, or an absence of mental illness. America is a country deeply struggling with mental illness. Disorders are being diagnosed every day on thousands of children. Disorders such as […]

Marijuana Initiative Under Fire in Oregon

Marijuana Initiative Under Fire in Oregon

Oregon voters recently received an anti-marijuana postcard in the mail which is covered with a lot of ostensible reasons to vote against a pending ballot measure. The No on 91 campaign seeks to inform Oregon voters to the ills of marijuana using undocumented claims and fear tactics. The shadowy organization is rumored to be receiving […]

Drinks Containing Sugar May Accelerate Age of DNA

Drinks Containing Sugar May Accelerate Age of DNA

A new study released from University of California-San Francisco research scientists reveals that people who drink large amounts of beverages containing large sugar amounts may be hastily accelerating the age of their DNA cells. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, approximately 50 percent of Americans consume sugary beverages every single day. Approximately 1 out of 4 Americans admit to […]

Ebola Exposed Health Care Worker on Cruise Ship Docked in Texas Today

Ebola Exposed Health Care Worker on Cruise Ship Docked in Texas Today

Ebola exposed health worker who was on a cruise ship has docked today in Galveston, Texas. The health care worker, who’s name is still unknown, and her husband, were cleared to drive home after docking some time around six a.m. The Health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian may have been in contact with a specimen […]

Mental Illness Drug Ketamine Gives Hope to Bipolar Disorder Sufferers

Mental Illness Drug Ketamine Gives Hope to Bipolar Disorder Sufferers

Mental Illness and Bipolar Disorder go hand in hand, but a drug called Ketamine is giving those that suffer from bipolar depression a new outlook on life. The drug is being studied in a new trial under the auspices of the National Institutes of Health, (NIH), division of The Department of Health and Human Services […]

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