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The most West Nile virus cases are in Arizona

February 25, 2012

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The most intense West Nile virus (WNV) activity in the nation is in Arizona, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As of October 5, 2010, 620 cases of WNV human disease had been reported in the United States, with 114 in Arizona. New York is next with 103, followed by California with 60. […]

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Mandatory flu shots — round two

February 25, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  Even though public health officials expect an average flu season this year, New York State Senator Tom Duane introduced a bill that would require health care workers who work in medical facilities in his state to receive mandatory flu shots. “People don’t like being told what to do, but frankly, if […]

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Epidemics of chronic disease — the statistics

February 25, 2012

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According to the recent annual report produced by the Alzheimer’s Association, one in eight Americans has Alzheimer’s disease. Someone new develops the disease every 70 seconds. Without a major medical breakthrough in prevention or treatment, the association states that by the year 2050 someone will develop the disease every 33 seconds. In Arizona, an estimated […]

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Your health and health care — Part one

February 23, 2012

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by Sherry Anshara —  What if your health and your health care are connected in such a way that it is not always obvious? The usual protocol to follow is that if something in your body does not feel right, the first step is to schedule tests, such as blood work, or to ask the […]

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