The A-B-C-D-E of Hepatitis

Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is a positivestrand RNA virus transmitted feco-orally through person-to-person contact. Poor sanitation, overcrowding, or food and water contamination often cause outbreaks. In children, hepatitis infection is usually without symptoms, but adults can have jaundice (yellowing of skin or whites of eyes), abdominal pain, and hyperbilirubinemia. If Read more…

Arthritis

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most diagnosed systemic inflammatory arthritis. Women, smokers, and those with a family history of the disease are most often affected. Criteria for diagnosis include having at least one joint with definite swelling that is not explained by another disease. The probability of a Read more…

Environmental Wellness

Your environment surrounds you each day in your home, work, or neighborhood, and the resources available to you can affect your wellness as much as your health. You can’t always determine what’s in the environments you live, work, or play in. But taking small steps to make your environments safer Read more…