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Friday, February 23, 2018
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Common Virus That Causes a Disturbing Acne Like Wart
What You Can Do to Help


Molluscum Contagiosum: is a common viral infection of the skin that is characterized by round, firm, or painless bumps. Scratched bumps can spread infection to surrounding skin. The condition spreads through contact with an infected person or a contaminated object.  Common in children however adults are also affected. In adults, molluscum contagiosum is common in genitals area and is causative of disturbing genital wart which is considered a sexually transmitted infection. The bumps may disappear within a year without treatment but medication may be  recommended. Here is an affective simple treatment that can help 

Treatment: ALDARA from your local pharmacy. 

1.Apply 3 times per week (such as Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) for no longer than 16 weeks.

2. Apply the cream from one Aldara packet to the treatment area, and rub in the cream until it disappears.

3. Do not cover the treated skin areas with any type of plastic bandaging, and avoid nylon underwear.

4. You may wear cotton gauze or underwear over the treated area.

5. Use the medicine before going to bed and leave it on for 6 to 10 hours. Then wash off the medicine with water and a mild soap.

6.  When treating genital warts around the vagina, avoid getting the cream on the more sensitive inner layers of vaginal tissue. This could result in vaginal swelling or irritation and painful urination.

7. Aldara is not a cure for molluscum or genital warts and it may not keep you from spreading this condition to others through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. You may develop new lesions during treatment with Aldara.

8. For best results, keep using the medicine for the entire length of time as prescribed.

Sport and Injuries
What You Need To Know

Statistics on Sports Injuries
You Need to Know Before your Children Participates in Any Sports

The top three reasons: adults, coaches and parents.
Among athletes ages 5 to 14, 28 percent of percent of football players,

25 percent of baseball players, 22 percent of soccer players, 15 percent of basketball players, and 12 percent of softball players were injured while playing their respective sports.

Study also found that 70 percent of athletes said they had practiced or played with an injury, compared with 33 percent of non-athletes. Forty percent of athletes were diagnosed with osteoarthritis after college, compared with 24 percent of non-athletes.

A 2007 study found that, in high school and college football, there are an average of 7.23 catastrophic head injuries per year: there were 0.67 injuries per 100,000 high school players and 0.21 injuries per 100,000 college players.

In the U.S., about 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sports, and more than 3.5 million injuries each year, which cause some loss of time of participation, are experienced by the participants. Almost one-third of all injuries incurred in childhood are sports-related injuries.

Breast Cancer in Young Women
What You Can Do To Lower Your Risk

What Can I Do to Lower My Risk?

It is important that you—
•Know how your breasts normally look and feel. If you notice a change in the size or shape of your breast, feel pain in your breast, have nipple discharge other than breast milk (including blood), or other symptoms, talk to a doctor right away.
•Make healthy choices. Keeping a healthy weight, getting enough physical activity and sleep, and breastfeeding your babies can help lower your overall risk. If you are taking, or have been told to take, hormone replacement therapy or oral contraceptives (birth control pills), ask your doctor about the risks.
•Talk to your doctor about your risk. If your risk is high, your doctor may talk to you about getting mammograms earlier and more often than other women, whether other screening tests might be right for you, and medicines or surgeries that can lower your risk. Your doctor may also suggest that you get genetic counseling to determine if you should be tested for changes in your BRCA1, BRCA2, and other genes related to breast cancer

15 Top Cleanest Hospitals in the US
The List May Suprise You

The following is a list of hospitals for which 89 percent or more of patients reported on their HCAHPS survey that their room and bathroom were always clean.

The figures are from CMS' Hospital Compare and represent HCAHPS scores collected from April 2015 through March 2016, the most recent data available.

For reference, the national average is 74 percent.

Note: Hospitals with fewer than 100 completed surveys were excluded from consideration for this list.

1. North Canyon Medical Center (Gooding, Idaho) — 96 percent

2. Osceola Community Hospital (Sibley, Iowa) — 95 percent

3. East Texas Medical Center Pittsburg — 95 percent

4. Rockcastle Regional Hospital & Respiratory Care Center (Mount Vernon, Ky.) — 94 percent

5. Sebasticook Valley Health (Pittsfield, Maine) — 94 percent

6. Marion Regional Medical Center (Hamilton, Ala.) — 93 percent

7. Hopedale (Ill.) Medical Complex — 93 percent

8. Bigfork (Minn.) Valley Hospital — 93 percent

9. Fayette (Ala.) Medical Center — 92 percent

10. Patients' Hospital of Redding (Calif.) — 92 percent

11. Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley (Yuba City, Calif.) — 92 percent

12. Rochelle (Ill.) Community Hospital — 92 percent

13. Salem (Ill.) Township Hospital — 92 percent

14. Iowa Specialty Hospital-Belmond — 92 percent

15. Floyd Valley Hospital (Le Mars, Iowa) — 92 percent

Brain, Eye and Nerve Damage
In Diabetic Patients

Brain, Eye and Nerve damage:

Popularly called diabetic neuropathy, this damage is common in people with diabetes. Symptoms typically appear after several years but may be present when diabetes is diagnosed, as the disease may have gone undetected for many years. Diabetic nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy is most common in the legs and feet. According to a 2005 statement by the American Diabetes Association, up to 50 percent of people with diabetes have peripheral neuropathy. This typically starts as numbness or tingling that progresses to loss of pain and heat and cold perception in feet or hands, making it difficult to sense an injury. Another type of nerve damage called diabetic autonomic neuropathy affects nerves regulating the heart, blood vessels, and digestive and other systems. This condition can lead to problems with blood pressure, heart rhythm and digestion, among others.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in 2005 to 2008, 28.5 percent of adults with diabetes 40 years or older had diabetic retinopathy. This eye disease is caused by high blood sugar levels leading to blood vessel damage and fluid leakage in the vision-sensing part of the eye called the retina. Diabetic macular edema is a complication of diabetic retinopathy wherein the center of the retina, which is responsible for detailed vision, is affected. These conditions can eventually lead to blindness. High blood sugar can also lead to an increased risk of cataracts and glaucoma. These eye disorders occur earlier and more often in people with diabetes, compared to those without the disease.

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