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Posted 4/23/19 3:57:03 PM

Every child deserves a warm bed and the unconditional love and support of a family.

Unfortunately, that isn’t the scenario for many children. In fact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 in 4 adults have been physically abused as a child.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a month dedicated to bringing awareness about and sharing ways to prevent child abuse, according to a national proclamation


Posted 3/29/19 6:27:24 PM

Before vaccines were created, the reality of severe illness – or even death – from widespread diseases was a worldwide fear.

Overtime, vaccines have successfully evolved in the healthcare industry, eradicating certain diseases altogether, such as smallpox, and nearly eliminating others, like polio. Other diseases such as measles, diphtheria and whooping cough are at an all-time low, according the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).

When a child is born, they are born with protection against some diseases due to the mother passing antibodies to them in the womb and through breastfeed


Posted 2/28/19 4:27:54 PM

In a world where we upload a picture of our food to social media before eating it, it’s no wonder that our fascination with food has dramatically increased over the years. In the United States alone, one thirdof children are now either overweight or obese.

Although having extra weight as a child might seem harmless, the consequences come later in life when you face higher risks of health complications such as heart disease, diabetes, or even become more prone to developing mental disorders such as high levels of stress or depression.

With this growing epidemic


Posted 1/31/19 9:45:29 AM

What is it :

Candida auris (C. auris) is a species of fungus that grows as yeast. It causes serious infections and is the leading cause of candidemia (candida infection of the bloodstream). C. auris is multidrug-resistant and has caused serious outbreaks in several countries.  Due to its difficulty to identify and treat, C. auris has quickly become one of 2019 most concerning infectious diseases and presents a serious global health threat.

Where did it come from:

C. auris was first described as a pathogen in 2009 in Japan, when it was isolated from a patient with an ear infection. Retrospective review of Can


Posted 12/4/18 3:58:11 PM

Migraines are not just bad headaches, they are a neurological disease. More than 38 million people suffer from migraines in the United States. With the development of new preventative medication, migraine susceptible patients now have renewed hope.

What exactly is a migraine?

As stated by the Migraine Research Foundation, “Previously, the dilation and constriction of blood vessels in the head were thought to be the primary source of migraine pain, a