More than three million cases of pneumonia are diagnosed each year in the U.S. About one million of those cases need to be treated in the hospital, and around 50,000 cases become fatal.
If the cold causes your fingers to blanche or become numb, there are a couple of conditions with which you should become well-acquainted. Those changes in your digits may be a problem with blood vessel spasms known as Raynaud’s Disease, or they may indicate a cold exposure injury leading to frostbite. So which is which?
The record-breaking 2020 fire season for the western United States has caused many to pause in awe of the destructive power of wildland fires. Authorities note that we may anticipate growing numbers of people becoming affected by wildfire smoke in years to come because of the prevalence of wildfires. For example, there is an increasing trend of longer fire seasons in California, which means wildfires burn longer and consequently produce smoke longer.
For most people, the first thought that comes to mind on the subject of lung cancer is its relationship with smoking. Although lung cancer can often be synonymous with smoking, it is important to recognize that at least 1 in 10 people who have lung cancer have never smoked. There are a number of risk factors for lung cancer, such as: exposure to tobacco smoke, exposure to certain types of gases (inhalants), chronic lung disease, and family history of lung cancer.
Fall is here, and it’s time to start thinking about flu shots again. What should you know and how should you prepare for this flu season?