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National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

Impaired driving, also known as drunk driving, is a serious and preventable problem that poses a danger to drivers, passengers, and pedestrians alike. Every day, nearly 30 people in the United States die in alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes, accounting for one-third of all traffic-related deaths. In addition to alcohol, drugs, both legal and illegal, can also …

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Diabetic complication – nephropathy (National Diabetes Month)

Nephropathy, also known as diabetic kidney disease, is a serious complication of diabetes that can lead to kidney failure. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, accounting for 44% of new cases. The kidneys are responsible for filtering waste products from the blood and regulating the balance of fluids in the body. In people …

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National Bullying Prevention Month

Effects of Bullying On Mental Health Relatively recent understanding of the catastrophic effects that bullying can have / actually has on children and teens for years on end, generations even, is starting to surface. Serious psychological and professional studies were conducted in recent years have surfaced how bullying can lead to anxiety, depression, persistent low …

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Health Risks of Electronic Cigarettes

Nicotine, As Always, The Demon Electronic cigarettes are also known as e-cigarettes, e-cigs, vape pens, tank systems and mods, among others. In their most basic presentation and operation, e-cigarettes are devices that basically heat a liquid, which is most typically nicotine-laced, into an aerosol. The e-cig user then proceeds to inhale the fumes from the …

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Celiac Disease

Available Treatment & Promising Future Celiac (US spelling) or coeliac (UK spelling) disease affects genetically predisposed people through the ingestion of gluten, which attacks primarily the small intestine. Several expert panels have estimated the impact of celiac disease at around 2 million at home and at 1% of the global population abroad. It is a …

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Monkeypox

What Is It & How Do You Get Infected Monkeypox is a viral zoonosis, a word that defines any disease transmitted by animals to humans, much like salmonellosis, the West Nile virus, rabies, the plague… Or our very own, very intimate of late, the re-emerging human coronavirus —it was first spotted in the 1960s—, with …

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