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To Your Health

With some questionable health advice being posted by your friends on Facebook, politicians arguing about the state of the American healthcare system and a new medical study being summarized in just a sentence or two on TV---that seems to contradict the study you heard summarized  yesterday---it can be overwhelming to navigate the ever changing landscape of health news.

Every Thursday, Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs provides health information you can trust. With trustworthy sources, she explores the fact and fiction surrounding various medical conditions and treatments, makes you aware of upcoming screenings, gives you prevention strategies and more…all to your health.

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  • Fall allergies have different triggers than spring and summer allergies, but they can be just as annoying. Ragweed is a common culprit.
  • Fall allergies have different triggers than spring and summer allergies, but they can be just as annoying. Ragweed is a common culprit.
  • September 18 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. This day brings attention to issues related to HIV among older Americans, including new infections among older adults.
  • September is healthy aging month. Aging does not necessarily mean slowing down. In fact, the CDC’s "Still Going Strong" campaign empowers older adults to take simple steps that will help them age without injury while continuing activities they enjoy.
  • According to the Mayo Clinic, TGA is an episode of confusion that comes on suddenly in a person who is otherwise alert. This confused state isn't caused by a more common neurological condition, such as epilepsy or stroke.
  • A 2006 study in The Pediatric Journal of Orthopedics found 37% of children experience back pain due to carrying heavy backpacks.
  • Summer holds all the holidays that just seem better with a grilled burger and potato salad, plus it’s the best time for family reunion cook-outs and company picnics. However, hot weather and outdoor dining can be a recipe for food poisoning.
  • The American Academy of Dermatology states the rash people develop after coming in contact with poison ivy is caused by an oil found in the plants called urushiol. The itching and blistering typically starts 12-72 hours after coming in contact with oil.
  • The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency declaration ended on May 11, 2023. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention want to remind parents of the vital need to protect their children against all serious vaccine-preventable diseases. Many children still need to catch up on vaccinations that were skipped or delayed during the pandemic.