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World Health Day: Thursday April 7, 2016

Posted by healtheo360 on Apr 7, 2016 4:05:06 PM

What is World Health Day?

 World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on the 7th of April.  It is sponsored by the World Health Organization.  World Health Day is meant to celebrate the WHO’s founding, and is also seen as an opportunity to garner international attention to an appropriate subject of major importance to global health each year.  The WHO organizes global, regional, and local events related to a particular theme for the Day.  World Health Day is recognized by various governments and non-governmental organizations with interests in public health issues, who also organize activities and highlight their support in media reports, such as the Global Health Council.  World Health Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by WHO.  These also include World Tuberculosis Day, World Immunization Week, World Malaria Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Blood Donor Day, World Hepatitis Day, and World AIDS Day.

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To Your Health: Antibiotic Resistance In America

Posted by healtheo360 on Oct 26, 2015 5:05:21 PM

Antibiotics are an important wonder-drug in the history of medicine. They can be life-savers but their misuse has far reaching and harmful effects in healthcare. One such chilling-effect is antibiotic resistance.

This quick guide shows how this affects you and also what you can do to help prevent antibiotic resistance.

Microbes in a petri- dish reacting to an antimicrobial agent (the dark spots) which keep can’t grow around the antibiotics
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Diabetes and Tuberculosis: A Growing Threat

Posted by healtheo360 on Mar 27, 2014 4:05:16 PM

Working in public health for 14 years in Brownsville, Texas, in a border region with poor health conditions, has taught me a lot about how disease threats can get a boost from an unsuspected source.

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The Flu: Everything You Need to Know this Season

Posted by healtheo360 on Jan 22, 2014 3:29:35 PM

CandyBoxImages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The flu is responsible every year for hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths.  It's a disease that makes those who work in public health very nervous, according to Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News' chief health and medical editor.

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The War Against Cholesterol and Heart Disease

Posted by healtheo360 on Nov 25, 2013 5:12:31 PM

America's Heart Problem

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