Overdose Awareness Day

Addiction is a disease, and it’s one that is far too prevalent.  The CDC has estimated that 90,237 people have died from overdoses from September 2020 to April 2021. And The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reports that North America continues to have the highest drug-related mortality rate in the world.  August 31st…

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Food Poisoning: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

The CDC estimates that 76 million people suffer from food poisoning annually. With barbeques, picnics, and other food-related activities being more prevalent during the summer months, your risks of food poisoning heighten. Food poisoning, also known as foodborne illness, occurs when you eat contaminated food. Food can become contaminated at any point—growing, harvesting, processing, storage,…

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Lupus Awareness Month

May is Lupus Awareness Month, a chance to educate others on what’s called the “disease of 1,000 faces.” Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks healthy tissue. It’s a mysterious disease because of the way its symptoms can change, come and go, and imitate other illnesses. There are…

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