- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is carefully monitoring the threat of H1N1 flu, also known as swine flu. Although the ultimate threat of this strain of flu is not yet known, it's important to take steps to prevent getting or spreading any kind of influenza. Here are a few easy measures, provided by the Partnership for Excellence, you can take in your daily life to stay healthy.
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- The flu is an unpleasant inconvenience with symptoms ranging from headaches to fever and chills and a sore throat.
- Migraine headaches affect over twenty-eight million people annually.
- It is caused when the muscle connecting the esophagus with the stomach (lower esophageal sphincter - LES) is weak or relaxes inappropriately, allowing the stomach's contents to flow up into the esophagus.
- Approximately one in five adults experiences shingles, usually after age fifty.
- Childhood asthma is the most common chronic childhood disease, and the number one cause of school absences.
- Pneumonia is an infection or inflammation of the smallest air passages in the lungs, causing these passages to fill up with mucus. When this happens the lungs are unable to function properly.
- You have the power to reduce the risk of cancer with healthy lifestyle choices.
- Cavities and periodontal (gum and bone) disease are the most common dental problems. Both are caused by bacteria and can be prevented from progressing by good oral care and regular dental visits.
- Diabetes is a chronic disease with no known cure and is the 7th leading cause of death.
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- It is easy to take your eyesight for granted -- until something goes wrong. Most people are very visually oriented, and sight is the sense they rely on most.
- Take steps to avoid damage to your skin.
- Strep throat is most common between ages 5 and 15 and it spreads easily when people are in close contact, particularly in families, school, and in child care settings.
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