The booster meningococcal meningitis vaccine (MenACWY) is a requirement for teens who are either 17 years old or who are entering their senior year of high school (12th grade) effective as of August 1st, 2020. The booster requirement protects against four types of bacteria, which are A, C, W, and Y.
Hepatitis C Treatment in Caswell County, NC and Rockingham County, NC
According to the CDC, “Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV).” It is a small virus with seven distinct HCV genotypes identified. In 2017 there was an estimated 44,700 new infections and an estimated 2.4 million people living with HCV infection in 2016.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) can infect anyone, but it’s older adults ages 60 and older that are at higher risk of a more serious illness due to the virus. More is being learned every day about this new disease and we want to keep our aging population updated as much as possible.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. and one person dies every 37 seconds in the U.S. from cardiovascular disease.1
Allergy season is here! Just when you think it’s great to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather after a brutal winter, the pollen gets in your way and you’re stuck trying to breathe and take care of those itchy, watery eyes.
What is colorectal cancer?
It is important to note first that colorectal cancer can be detected by screening from your Primary Care Provider (PCP).
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is known by a couple of other names like “bowel cancer” and “colon cancer”. This type of cancer develops from the colon. The colon is the final part of the digestive system in the large intestine. It is considered to be an important plumbing system that removes waste products from the body.
Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) cases are increasing. The AFM cases have been reported in 22 states, including North Carolina (1 case). Reports as of October 24th, 2018 state that of these 62 cases, 58 (94%) are in children.
The important piece you may be missing
You’re living with Diabetes. You take every measure to keep it under control. You’re eating well, exercising, and you’re visiting your primary care provider (PCP) on a regular basis. So what more is there to make sure you’re staying as healthy as you can while living with this disease? The missing piece to this puzzle is something you may not have realized. Staying up-to-date with your vaccinations is a crucial part of staying healthy.