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How can I have the flu? I got the shot!
You got your flu shot last fall – and now you have the flu. You have a fever, chills, can hardly breathe, and your everything hurts -- even your hair. You’re sick nigh unto death and wondering how this could even happen to you.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC at www.cdc.gov), “Experts ... study virus samples from around the world.... They identify the influenza viruses that are most likely to cause illness during the upcoming flu season....” In other words, they make educated guesses!
This year the flu vaccine you got from your doctor or other provider contained
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Maricopa Health Expert: Options to protect against cervical cancer
Thanks to significant medical advancements in recent years, women now have numerous ways to protect themselves against the development of cervical cancer. The offending virus that causes cervical cancer is the human papilloma virus, or HPV, which is also the most common sexually-transmitted disease. Of the 20 different subtypes of HPV, as many as 10 are considered high-risk and associated with cervical cancer. Low-risk subtypes of HPV cause genital warts but do not contribute to the onset of cervical cancer.
HPV sub-types 16 and 18 are considered responsible for the majority of cervical cancers, while sub-types 6 and 11 are the culprits for genital warts. A vaccine
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Maricopa Health Expert: The benefits of pre-conception counseling
While the miracle of childbirth is one of the most joyous events in life, a woman wanting to become pregnant should consult with her physician before trying to conceive with her partner. Pre-conception counseling, where a patient and her doctor discuss various health concerns prior to becoming pregnant, is very beneficial. During counseling, any medical conditions that could become aggravated if she successfully conceives will be reviewed, and her doctor will develop a plan to help her sustain a healthy pregnancy.
Pre-conception counseling should be planned at least three months before trying to become pregnant. The appointment may include a comprehensive physical
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Diabetes education classes for STV and Maricopa -- February 14 and 15
Diabetes Education Classes Set for San Tan Valley and Maricopa
FLORENCE, AZ – Pinal County’s Public Health program aims to reduce health complications of patients with diabetes by presenting brief educational sessions for the community.
“These sessions are designed to help those living with diabetes or those who are newly diagnosed as well as their family members and loved ones,” said Rosanna Ringer, a registered dietitian who helps supervise Pinal County’s nutrition, education, and outreach programs. “We will have useful information for everyone who wants to know more about living with