Posts Tagged: symptoms

Stroke: Every Moment Counts

With the recent passing of Betty White, who died of a stroke, it is important to remember that recognizing the symptoms of stroke can make all the difference. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells can die or be damaged. As a stroke happens,…
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Do You Have the Cold, Flu, or COVID-19?

With cold and flu season approaching amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it can be difficult to distinguish between the three. The table to the right compares common symptoms of the three and shows several unique traits for each. While a cold has similar symptoms to both the flu and COVID-19, cold symptoms will generally be…
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Don’t get burned: What you need to know about melanoma

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. While melanoma accounts for a small portion of skin cancers, it is actually one of the most common cancers among young adults, especially women. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for melanoma in the United States for 2021 are: About 106,110…
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What is sepsis?

Sepsis is your body’s extreme and life-threatening response to infection (CDC, 2019). More importantly, sepsis is a medical emergency. What are the warning signs of sepsis? The warning signs of sepsis can resemble many other health conditions. Be aware of the following: Fever, shivering, or feeling very cold Clammy or sweaty skin High heart rate…
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West Nile virus: Symptoms and prevention

Mosquitoes transmitting the West Nile virus are not uncommon in the region, with cases of infected Kentuckians dating back to at least 2002. While 80% of infected people never experience symptoms, it can cause headaches, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or a rash. Most recover completely, but fatigue and weakness can last for weeks…
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