National Diabetes Awareness Month

Wellton, Arizona - In observance of National Diabetes Awareness Month, the Wellton Library will host presentations about diabetes on Thursday, November 8th and 15th, at 10:30 a.m. Hilda Juarez and Janet Lopez from the Sunset Community Health Center will discuss the disease, its consequences, and how it is impacted by physical activity and nutrition.

Myo-inositol unlikely to reduce risk of eye complication in preterm infants

Washington, DC - Contrary to results from earlier studies, the vitamin-like substance myo-inositol does not appear to prevent a potentially blinding complication of preterm birth and may even reduce rates of survival among preterm infants, suggests a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Infantis Infections Linked to Raw Chicken Products

Washington, DC - A CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to raw chicken products is now available:

National Increase in Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Phoenix, Arizona - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has noted an increase in reported and confirmed Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) cases in 2018. AFM is a rare but serious condition that affects the nervous system causing a sudden onset of arm and/or leg weakness. 

Get Moving to Help Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Atlanta, Georgia - Engaging in regular exercise is good for you for many reasons, and one of them is to lower your risk of getting breast cancer. Many studies conducted over the past 20 years have shown consistently that an increase in physical activity is linked to a lower breast cancer risk.