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May Is Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the #1 leading cause of adult disability. (Kochanek KD, 2014) (Mozzafarian D, 2015). Stroke occurs when blood flow is blocked to the brain either by a clot or ruptured vessel, which causes blood, nutrients and oxygen supply to the brain tissue to be interrupted, and results in cellular death. On average, one American dies of a stroke every four minutes (Mozzafarian D, 2015) and every 40 seconds someone has a stroke (American Heart Association, 2015). Onset of a stroke is an emergency and quick transport to a stroke hospital is key to treating stroke and preventing further deterioration in health.

Posted on 27 May 2015 | 6:37 pm

Environmental Allergies:

It’s that time of year! While we welcome the longer days and lush blooms along the landscape, many of us suffer from the allergies that are a result of it. It is a very common problem with at least two out of 10 Americans suffering from it. Many things cause an allergic response, and not all of it is seasonal either. This time of year is particularly bad for those who suffer from the pollen of trees, weeds and grass. However, there are many different allergens out there, including dust mites, molds, pet dander and cockroaches, that can persist year round.

Posted on 16 April 2015 | 7:29 pm

Allergic Rhinitis – More Than Just a Nose Nuisance

For the one in six Americans with allergic rhinitis, it is more than just a prolonged cold; it is a chronic disease that needs proper medical management. Allergic rhinitis occurs when an individual inhales something they are allergic to, like pet dander or pollen, and then the inside lining of the nose becomes inflamed, resulting [...]

Posted on 15 April 2015 | 3:37 pm

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