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What Every Pet Owner Should know about Roundworms and Hookworms

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention A zoonotic disease is a disease that can be passed between animals and humans. Zoonotic diseases can be caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi. Some of these diseases are very common. For zoonotic diseases that are caused by ...

What is Fibromyalgia?

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Fibromyalgia is a disorder of unknown etiology characterized by widespread pain, abnormal pain processing, sleep disturbance, fatigue and often psychological distress. People with fibromyalgia may also have other symptoms; such as, Morning ...

10 Things to Know About New Autism Data

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention New Data on Autism Spectrum Disorder New data from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network show that the estimated number of children identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to rise, and the ...

What is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE or lupus)?

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system produces antibodies to cells within the body leading to widespread inflammation and tissue damage. The causes of SLE are unknown but are believed to be linked to ...

Stay Healthy and Safe on Spring Break

Source: http://www.cdc.gov Going to another country for spring break? Follow these tips to reduce your risk of illness or injury abroad. Spring break means an escape from the daily grind. For high school and college students, it can be a rite of passage or an annual tradition. This is your ...

Staying Healthy on a Cruise

Source: Centers for Disease Control Don’t risk spoiling your cruise vacation with an unexpected illness. Follow these tips for a safe and healthy cruise vacation. For many people, a cruise is an ideal way to relax and see the world. You are surrounded by the gorgeous blue of the ocean, get ...

National WEAR RED DAY, Feb. 7

In 2003, research revealed that heart disease was by far the No. 1 killer of women, and actually killed more women than men. To save lives and raise awareness of this serious issue, the American Heart Association launched Go Red For Women. And the red dress has become the iconic symbol of our ...

February is American Heart Month

Source: Centers for Disease Control Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable. Every journey begins with one step, whether it’s climbing a mountain or preventing heart disease. This American Heart Month, the Centers for ...

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation over 4 million Americans have glaucoma in the United States and nearly half of those with glaucoma are not aware that they have the disease. There are no early warning signs or symptoms with ...

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes and the EYE: Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body produces little or no insulin.  It affects many parts of the body, including the eyes. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. The major cause of blindness in people with diabetes is diabetic ...

No More Excuses: You Need a Flu Vaccine!

Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, www.cdc.gov Get the Facts – The flu vaccine is safe, does not cause the flu, and can protect the ones you love. Even healthy people need a flu vaccine. Influenza (flu) is a contagious disease which affects the lungs and can lead to ...

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month

Source: www.ready.gov/ The likelihood that you and your family will survive a house fire depends as much on having a working smoke detector and an exit strategy, as on a well-trained fire department. The same is true for surviving a terrorist attack or other emergency. We must have the tools ...

Adults Need Immunizations, Too

Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Immunizations are NOT just for kids! Regardless of age, we ALL need immunizations to keep us healthy. With time, immunity from childhood vaccines can wear off and you may be at risk for new and different diseases. With adulthood comes ...

Hurricane Readiness

Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention You can’t stop a tropical storm or hurricane, but you can take steps now to protect yourself and your family. If you live in coastal areas at risk, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages you to begin preparing ...

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) reminds us that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize that we each can play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in communities. For more information about how you ...

Now Open – New NSU Employee Health and Wellness Center

Nova Southeastern University’s new Employee Health and Wellness Center is officially open. It will be run exclusively by NSU faculty physicians from NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. They are Jill Wallace-Ross, D.O., board certified in family medicine; Pamela Moran-Walcutt, D.O., board ...

NSU Pediatrics Clinic to Open Saturdays

Nova Southeastern University’s Pediatrics Clinic is now open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. To make an appointment, please call 954-262-4100. The clinic will keep its normal hours from Monday to Friday.

College of Osteopathic Medicine to host International Geriatrics Training Institute, Starts Feb. 15

The College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (NSU-COM) Florida Coastal Geriatric Resources, Education, and Training Center (GREAT GEC) will host the 6th Annual Interprofessional Geriatrics Training Institute on Feb. 15 and 16. Held at NSU-COM’s Lifelong Learning Institute classroom located at ...

HPD’s Ethics Bowl, Feb. 13

Nova Southeastern University’s College of Health Care Sciences will be hosting the Ethics Bowl on Feb. 13 at the NSU Health Professions Division’s Chancellor’s Dining Room on main campus.  The Ethics Bowl is built on the belief that to be an ethical thinker, you’ve got to be open to a ...

Free Webcast Available for Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine Conference, Jan. 26

NSU will be hosting a conference on Saturday, Jan. 26 about the upcoming opening of the NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine. The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Knight Auditorium of the Carl DeSantis Building on NSU’s main campus. It ...


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