Vaccinations are one of the most important methods of disease prevention and play an integral role in public health. Why are they so important?
Kidney stones lead to more than 3,600 ER visits each day, and estimates say that one in 11 people will have at least one kidney stone in their lifetime. This disruptive and painful condition is also the cause of numerous return trips to the ER as well as hospitalizations. So, what are kidney stones? And can you avoid developing them?
Gout is inflammatory arthritis characterized by flare ups of painful swelling in the joints that lasts days or even weeks. The incidence of this painful disease has been increasing over the years, and a number of factors may explain why.
People in the U.S. suffer from more than one billion colds a year, and there were about 40 million flu illnesses during last year’s U.S. flu season alone. Can you tell the difference between a cold and the flu?
Food poisoning affects nearly 50 million people annually. While most cases resolve without the intervention of a healthcare provider, food poisoning can be serious – the CDC estimates that each year 128,000 people are hospitalized and 3,000 people die from food poisoning.