Protect Yourself During This National Influenza Vaccination Week

National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is an annual observance in December to remind everyone 6 months and older that there's still time to get vaccinated against flu.

When was the last time you had the flu? For many Americans, the answer to this question may be a head scratch or a shoulder shrug. You may not remember the last time you were sick with the flu virus because it has been in relative hiding recently. The protective measures that have been in place against COVID-19 over the … Read More

American Diabetes Month — Why Diabetes Research Is Important 

Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy.

Diabetes is a health condition that can have far-ranging impacts on your health, affecting the way that you move, the way that you think, the way that you feel in your own skin, and the way that you perceive your environment. Diabetes is also highly prevalent, with 1 in 10 adults in the United States experiencing the condition and 1 … Read More

GERD Awareness

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid repeatedly flows back into the tube connecting your mouth and stomach (esophagus).

You may be aware that acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), can cause painful heartburn and other symptoms. However, you may not understand the true toll of living with GERD. Struggling with acid reflux disease can rob you of your enjoyment of food and of the ability to reap the social benefits that come with sharing a … Read More

Reasons to Get the HPV Vaccine

HPV vaccination helps protect against cancers caused by HPV infection.

Many routinely recommended childhood vaccines have been around for decades, so parents are familiar with the conditions they protect against. However, one of the more recent vaccinations that healthcare experts have championed is the HPV (Human papillomavirus) series. The HPV vaccine, first introduced in 2006, is recommended for preteens (ages 9 to 11). An HPV infection is typically transmitted sexually, … Read More

Mental Health: Signs to Recognize

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Mental health symptoms can vary in severity and frequency from person to person. Thus, it’s not always easy to know if what you’re experiencing may pass on its own or whether it’s something that may require professional help. In honor of this heightened awareness, we wanted to share some warning signs about mental health and mental health conditions. Mental Health … Read More

How Stress Affects Your Health

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Self-preservation is hard-coded into our bodies and reveals itself in various ways. Your stress response is a series of changes triggered by the brain that prepare your body to face a real or perceived threat. While the body was made to handle these short-term boosts, chronic or long-term stress can have lasting effects on your health. Fight or Flight Stress … Read More

Cytomega-What?

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The Cytomegalovirus (sai-tow-meh-guh-low) is a virus that infects almost a third of children by the age of five, and between 50%-80% of adults have been infected by the time they’re 40 years old. Most otherwise healthy people will likely experience no symptoms and have no idea they’ve been infected. CMV has likely never been on your radar unless you are … Read More

HPV Diagnosis, Now What?

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Although 4 out of 5 people will contract the human papillomavirus (HPV) in their lives, receiving a positive test for it can still be surprising. Most cases go away on their own, but some types can cause genital warts and cancers. The good news is that knowing you have an HPV diagnosis means you can do something about it. Here’s … Read More

Advancing Medicine Takes Heart

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Improving Options for Top Women’s Healthcare Issues Women are unique and diverse both as individuals and as a whole. These are some of the driving forces behind the demand for better care solutions for conditions prevalent in women. The clinical trials we conduct here evaluate potential new options for some of the top health issues women face. Here are three … Read More

Are Needles Keeping You from Getting Vaccinated?

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Trypanophobia is the extreme fear of injections or hypodermic needles. While it tends to be more common in children, this fear can remain well into adulthood for some people. Around 20% of adults in the world share this fear, with 1 in 6 adults avoiding the flu vaccine due to this phobia. If needles are keeping you from getting vaccinated … Read More