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Adults with diabetes: Don’t forget your annual vaccinations

 

Having a chronic health condition doesn’t mean you have to lose control over your health. Every day you take steps, like eating right, monitoring your blood sugar, and watching your weight, to manage your diabetes and ensure the healthiest possible future. What if there was something you could do just once a year that could also help protect your health? There is — you can make sure you are up-to-date on vaccines to protect against a number of common diseases, some of which may be even more serious because of your diabetes. A recent national survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that most U.S. adults are not even aware that they need vaccines throughout their lives to protect against diseases like pertussis, hepatitis, shingles, and pneumococcal disease. Continue Reading →

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The ABCs of hepatitis

What is hepatitis? 

Hepatitis is the medical term for inflammation of the liver. The liver can become inflamed for many reasons. These include viral infections, toxic exposures such as alcohol and certain medications, industrial exposures and autoimmune disease. Hepatitis is divided into two classes: acute (meaning the symptoms of hepatitis last less than six months), and chronic (meaning the symptoms of hepatitis last longer than six months). Sometimes hepatitis will present with no symptoms, but commonly it presents with a yellowing of the skin and whites of eyes, decreased or poor appetite, feelings of fatigue, fever, muscle and joint discomfort, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Continue Reading →

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