Por qué los adultos diabéticos -y todos-nos debemos vacunar

Como ya les he contado, mi esposo es diabĂ©tico Tipo 1 (insulinodependiente) desde niño. Y si bien es Ă©sta una enfermedad crĂłnica, tratamos siempre de encontrar en ello algĂşn aspecto positivo para poder seguir adelante disfrutando de la vida con salud en nuestros años maduros. Uno de esos aspectos es que tenemos que llevar un estilo de vida saludable y no olvidar los cuidados preventivos indicados por el endocrinĂłlogo. Digamos que nos cuidamos bien. Por eso son muchas las visitas …

Hazte la prueba de la hepatitis ¡hoy!

ÂżPor quĂ© hoy precisamente? Porque hoy es el tercer Dí­a Nacional de Hacerse la Prueba de la Hepatitis, así­ lo estableciĂł el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de los Estados Unidos (HHS por sus siglas en inglĂ©s). La idea es crear conciencia sobre esta enfermedad silenciosa y mortal que afecta a 5.3 millones de personas en el paí­s, segĂşn cifras del HHS. Si nunca te has hecho la prueba o si crees que estás en riesgo solo tienes que …

You Won’t Believe What They Found on Colonoscopy Instruments

It’s hard enough convincing people to have a

Frozen-Berry Recall After Hepatitis Outbreak

Updated June 12: An organic, frozen berry blend sold to Costco and Harris Teeter stores that was recalled has now sickened 87 people in eight states with a rare strain of hepatitis A. NBC News is reporting that 36 people have been hospitalized with severe infections. All of the ill people have reported buying the frozen fruit mix at Costco, which sold the product starting in February, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. Outbreaks were …

Dirty Needles: How Some Clinics Endanger Patients

Since 2001, 150,000 patients have been given unsafe shots that in many cases resulted in life-threatening diseases, thanks to non-sterile needles and other unsafe injection practices, according to an investigation by USA Today. Many of these bad shots took place at smaller outpatient clinics and doctor’s offices that are not subject to inspection by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Two-thirds of these risky injections were given in the past four years. Although the majority of injections are administered …