Nurses during pandemic in the early 20th century

A history of influenza pandemics

Influenza is responsible for some of the deadliest pandemics of the 20th century and early 21st century. This infographic details statistics from four of the biggest influenza pandemics in recent history.

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Fast Facts: What you should know about Chagas disease

Chagas disease, also known as American trypanosomiasis, is a potentially life-threatening condition transmitted by triatomine bugs, or “kissing bugs.” While Chagas disease is more prevalent in the tropics and Latin America, Texas state health officials are concerned about its recent emergence in Texas.

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8 things you should be cleaning more often

As we head into cold and flu season, good hygiene is crucial. Viruses and bacteria can breed and multiply in the most unusual places. Staving off sickness this winter could be as simple as cleaning the following items a little more often.

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Healthy legs: Preventing circulation problems on the job

Our legs go under cover as the weather turns colder – but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give them a second glance this fall and winter. Symptoms of poor circulation normally begin with your legs. Here’s why “getting your blood going” is so important for your health.

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Palliative care: Putting power in the hands of patients

Sometimes there is no cure. In these instances, palliative care offers a different type of treatment and communication, and is revolutionizing the health care landscape by promoting a holistic, patient-focused model with the potential to drastically lower industry costs.

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