Flu season is in full swing — here’s how to stay healthy

By StGeorgesUniversity
January 18, 2018

America is in the midst of one of its worst flu seasons in recent history. Already, more than 100 people have died from the disease.[1]

It’s possible for people to greatly decrease their chances of catching the virus. Doctors — particularly those in primary care fields — need to teach patients how to do so.

The flu is wreaking havoc nationwide. Compared to this time last year, Ohio has logged nearly 2,000 more flu-related hospitalizations.[2] In California, some pharmacies are short on flu medications.[3] Hospitals in several states have been overwhelmed with flu patients, and had to transfer folks elsewhere.[4] Nationwide, the disease has claimed the lives of more than a dozen children.[5] Read More »

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Women in Developing Countries Need Reproductive Care

By Frances McGill
January 10, 2018

Every day, 830 women die from pregnancy-related causes. Ninety-nine percent of these women live in developing countries.[1]

The international community — particularly the next generation of medical professionals — must provide the reproductive care these women desperately need.

Right now, pregnant women in developing countries are often left to fend for themselves. About 45 million give birth without any assistance from a medical professional, according to the World Health Organization.[2] Read More »

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The Power of Water in Fighting Obesity

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
December 22, 2017

Over two in three Americans are overweight or obese.[1]

That’s dangerous. Obesity is linked to over half of cancers among women and nearly a quarter among men.[2] Obesity also causes a host of other devastating diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and depression.[3]

Sugary and low-nutrition beverages are a major reason for this epidemic. Swapping these out for water is a simple, yet powerful, way to shed extra pounds and boost health. Read More »

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