on May 16, 2013
Trivia Question: On what part of the human body is melanoma most commonly found? On the lower legs of women and on the middle of the back in men Face in both gendersForearms in women and the back of the neck in menEars in men and the chest in women
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on May 15, 2013
Last week New Jersey Governor Chris Christie went public about a weight loss surgery he had in February. In an interview with The New York Post, Christie said, “For me, this is about turning 50 and looking at my children and wanting to be there for them.”
Many have speculated that Christie’s decision to undergo weight loss surgery signals presidential aspirations for 2016. To The New York Post, [...] Read More »
on May 14, 2013
In an op-ed published in The New York Times on Tuesday, Angelina Jolie disclosed that she had a preventive double mastectomy, a procedure involving the removal of both breasts.
The actress and director decided to undergo the procedure after learning that she carries a mutated version of the BRCA1 gene, which greatly increases a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, sometimes by as much as 80%, [...] Read More »
on May 13, 2013
Here at iTriage, we believe that the more you know, the more likely you will be connected to the services you want and need. In our patient education series, we will explore ways you can better navigate the health care system. Today, we look at hospitals: how hospitals differ, what you should look for in a hospital, and tips on how you can make a more informed decision when choosing a hospital.
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Please go to Health Trivia: Do You Have Risk Factors for Developing Melanoma? to view the quiz
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A third of stroke victims don’t call 911, according to a new study published in the journal Circulation. The study found that stroke victims who do call 911 are twice as likely to get to the hospital quickly, and are more likely to receive prompt treatment, increasing their chances of better outcomes. 4.5 hours is the magic number from when the first stroke symptom is identified to start clot busting [...] Read More »
Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones checked into a mental health care facility on Monday to treat her bipolar disorder, TMZ.com reports.
Zeta-Jones’ rep told ABC News, “Catherine has said that she is committed to periodic care in order to manage her health in an optimum manner.”
The Welsh actress, 43, is expected to complete a 30-day treatment. A source told TMZ.com that Zeta-Jones’ decision to enter [...] Read More »
on April 30, 2013
In a news briefing on Wednesday, The World Health Organization (WHO) called the H7N9 avian virus “one of the most lethal influenza viruses we have seen so far.” To date, the virus has caused 24 deaths, and there have been 126 cases.
There are many unknowns surrounding the avian flu, including how the virus is spread. Here are answers to some common questions:
Can people transmit the avian flu [...] Read More »
on April 29, 2013
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month—a special opportunity to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.
Sexual violence impacts everyone, and the numbers are startling. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) writes that one in five women and one in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives. [...] Read More »
on April 26, 2013
Please go to Health Trivia: What Is Your Diagnosis Of This Bike Accident Injury? to view the quiz
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