Monthly Archives: February 2015

How do you Prevent #measles?

It’s simple: Get vaccinated. You get two doses of the MMR vaccine. Children usually get the first dose when they are 12 months old, and a second before kindergarten. On its web site, the CDC calls the vaccine “very effective” … Continue reading

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What are the Symptoms of Measles?

What are the first symptoms, and how quickly do they usually show up? People usually get a fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes first. Within a few days, a red rash starts on the face and can spread to … Continue reading

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What is Measles?

Measles is a respiratory disease caused by a virus. It can have life-threatening complications. The CDC calls it the “most deadly of all childhood rash/fever illnesses.” It spreads easily, but the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine can prevent it. The CDC recommends … Continue reading

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#PTSD Prevention

Those most at risk for developing PTSD are the survivors of trauma, of course. The next most vulnerable are the rescue workers and volunteers at disasters, untrained in psychological techniques. They are seeing and smelling and feeling vivid, unimaginable horrors … Continue reading

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When to Seek Medical Care for #PTSD

Most people bounce back from traumatic events such as car crashes or assaults. Short-term, most of us would experience some of these symptoms of PTSD. But if any symptoms last more than a month and affect job performance or the … Continue reading

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What Causes #PTSD?

Causes of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder When you are afraid, your body activates the “fight or flight” response — a reference to our caveman ancestors facing a tiger. In reaction, your body releases adrenaline, which is responsible for increasing blood pressure … Continue reading

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What is #PTSD?

What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? Post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, is among only a few mental illnesses that are triggered by a disturbing outside event, unlike other psychiatric disorders such as clinical depression. Many Americans¬†experience individual traumatic events … Continue reading

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#Ebola Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

Diagnosing Ebola: Ebola is diagnosed based on travel history, symptoms and laboratory testing. Ebola Treatment: Although they are currently working on a vaccine trial, there is no known cure or licensed treatment for Ebola.¬† Patients are treated for their symptoms … Continue reading

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#Ebola Symptoms

If you look at different studies of symptoms of people who are infected with EVD they vary almost as much as each individual person.¬† The most common symptoms of Ebola mimic the flu. Initial symptoms include: sore throat fever chills … Continue reading

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Contagion in the Herd: How One Person Can Set Off A Measles Outbreak

Americans may be victims of their own success when it comes to the eradication of infectious diseases and take their disease-free lives for granted, says Jorge Parada, MD, hospital epidemiologist and medical director of the infection prevention and control program … Continue reading

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