If you are looking forward to not dying tomorrow, you may want to consider getting an influenza (flu) shot today. That may sound funny, but the Centers for Disease Contol (CDC) estimates that 40,000 lives have been saved in the United States alone during the last decade because of people getting a seasonal flue shot. In the 1918 pandemic, 20-50 million people died worldwide. Antiviral medications, improved healthcare, and vaccines have all combined to save countless lives. Researchers have ... [Read More]
Are My Periods Too Heavy?
If you are worried about your periods being too heavy, you are not alone. Many women ask themselves the same question. Heavy menstrual bleeding, or menorrhagia, happens when you lose too much blood during your period, or bleed for too long. Women with menorrhagia often lose twice as much blood as women with a normal period. One of the biggest immediate risks associated with this kind of blood loss is anemia. Anemia occurs when your body cannot replace lost red blood cells fast enough. Symptoms ... [Read More]