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CDC Confirms, Zika Has Been Sexually Transmitted in Texas

03 Feb: CDC Confirms, Zika Has Been Sexually Transmitted in Texas

Tuesday marks the day of the first day a case of Zika being locally transmitted was confirmed in the United States. In Dallas, Texas, county officials announce that the disease was contracted locally by a person who was intimate with an infected person who had recently visited Venezuela Prior to this case, only two additional confirmed cases of Zika tied to sex have been documented. CDC continues to gather information As it continues to spread at an alarming rate, medical professionals continue to research the illness, risk factors and how it is spread. The person was infected with condition caused by sexual contact with a person with the mosquito-borne illness. The CDC hopes to provide more information on preventing the spread of the…

Flu Season Tips Infographic

16 Dec: Essential Flu Season Tips [Infographic] to Keep Your Family Healthy

It is now December and the flu season has gotten off to a slow start this year. However, it is coming and already cases have starting popping up, so it is best to be prepared. The first thing that comes to mind when we think about preparing for flu season is to get vaccinated, but this year the flu vaccine may not be the best defense. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a press release stating that that this year’s flu may be more severe and that this year’s vaccine may not be entirely effective. Guessing Game Every year, experts at the CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) play an educated guessing game as to…

New Report: Nearly Half of All Americans Take Prescription Drugs

22 May: New Report: Nearly Half of All Americans Take Prescription Drugs

  Have you ever wondered how many Americans take prescription drugs? A new report released by the Center for Disease Control Prevention has revealed that between 2007 and 2010 47.5% of Americans were taking prescription drugs. That’s nearly half of all Americans! Surprised? The number of Americans taking prescription drugs between 1988 and 1994 was only 39.1%. A whopping 10% of Americans took five or more prescription medications in the 30 days prior to the survey. So what prescription drugs are the most commonly needed by Americans today? Heart Medications Top the List There are many types of heart and cardiovascular medications that treat everything from heart disease to high blood pressure to kidney disease. This was reported to be the…

24 Oct: Buy Tamiflu and Relenza online to rescue you against the swine flu

As the 2009/2010 influenza season progresses, there is cause for worry. Flu activity is already widespread in 46 states, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the 2009 novel H1N1 flu virus, popularly known as the “swine flu,” is on the rise. Meanwhile, the swine flu vaccine is difficult to obtain, leaving many unprotected from this new strain. Fortunately, the antiviral treatments Tamiflu and Relenza are still largely effective against the swine flu. Why is there so much worry about pandemic flu this year? Regular flu kills 36,000 people in the US each year, but the swine flu variation has the potential to kill many more. The latest update from the CDC shows that swine flu has caused…