Articles Tagged with ''symptoms''

What to know about heart attacks

February 12, 2013

With heart disease a virtual epidemic in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants the public better informed about its most dire symptom: a heart attack.


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USPS cited in heat-related death of letter carrier

December 19, 2012

OSHA has cited the U.S. Postal Service Truman Station in Independence, Mo., with a willful violation for failing to protect employees working in excessive heat. OSHA initiated an inspection in July after a mail carrier developed heat-related illness symptoms, collapsed while working his route and was taken to the hospital where he died as a result of his exposure to excessive heat.


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Get through the holiday blues

December 18, 2012

The holidays aren't joyous for everyone. This time of year can bring stress and feelings of loneliness. Exercise, focusing on positive relationships, and doing things that you find rewarding can help with depression. Get tips on what to do if you feel depressed. Keep in mind that winter depression could be a sign of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which is caused by the lack of sunlight. Treatment for SAD is much like other forms of depression, but may also involve light therapy.


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CDC promotes Alzheimer’s awareness

November 27, 2012

As November, National Alzheimer’s Awareness month, draws to a close, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reminding people that active medical management can improve the quality of life for individuals living with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers.


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CDC expands meningitis outbreak investigation

October 10, 2012

With a dozen people dead across the nation from an outbreak of meningitis – and another 121 cases reported – the CDC is coordinating a multistate investigation of the crisis, which has been linked to a steroid produced at a facility in Framingham, Massachusetts.


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World Asthma Day draws attention to problem

EPA: Be "air aware"
May 1, 2012

Asthma affects more than 230 million people worldwide, including more than 25 million people in the United States.


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