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Top Ten Things to Know about Immunizations

Top Ten Things to Know about Immunizations

By Alicia Verity, MSPH iTriage.com Why immunize? Vaccines safeguard children and adults from illnesses and death caused by infectious diseases.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “immunization is one of the most significant public health achievements …

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Safe Halloween for Kids of Any Age

Safe Halloween for Kids of Any Age

Pink Sherbet Photography It’s hard to say who loves Halloween more, you or your children! Who doesn’t love dressing up in fun costumes, carving pumpkins and scaring friends and neighbors? Oh yeah, and then there’s the candy. Got your pumpkin …

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Getting Rid of Back Pain: Will Surgery do the Trick?

Getting Rid of Back Pain: Will Surgery do the Trick?

Back pain is one of the most common complaints that patients have. At some point in your life it will be sure to affect you, and in many cases back pain is simply a result of the aging process. Despite …

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Egg on Your Face: Know the Facts of Salmonella

Egg on Your Face: Know the Facts of Salmonella

By Alicia Verity, MSPH iTriage.com I have recently started reaping the rewards of my latest venture into home farming – raising chickens for egg production.  I love collecting fresh eggs each morning from my girls and knowing exactly what went …

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Breast Cancer; Let’s Fight it Together

Breast Cancer; Let’s Fight it Together

Of all the cancers that women can be diagnosed with, breast cancer is one of the most deadly. Breast cancer kills more women than any other type of cancer outside of lung cancer. It is a medical issue that all …

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All Hands on Deck: Multidisciplinary Cancer Treatment

All Hands on Deck: Multidisciplinary Cancer Treatment

There are over 200 different forms of cancer that can develop in over 60 organs throughout the human body. Nearly all of the different types of cells in the body can become over productive and generate excess cells, resulting in …

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Injury Prevention for the Weekend Warrior

Injury Prevention for the Weekend Warrior

Ask anyone on a 9-to-5 schedule what the best part of the week is, and you will hear 5 o’clock on Friday a lot. We all look forward to the weekend because it’s when we get to shed our professional …

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Stroke and Your Heart

Stroke and Your Heart

Since stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, it is extremely important that we understand as much as we can about the condition. Stroke happens in the brain, so that is where most people tend …

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Avoiding Prostate Cancer

Avoiding Prostate Cancer

After age 50 men become increasingly more likely to develop prostate cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, well over 200,000 men have been diagnosed with prostate cancer so far in 2010. While modern medicine does not have a surefire …

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Preventing Heat-Related Illness among Student-Athletes

Preventing Heat-Related Illness among Student-Athletes

Students across the country are back in school, hitting both the books and the playing fields. High school athletics represent a favorite pastime for countless students, but in the heat of Florida these activities can pose a health risk. High-school …

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