Prediabetes is a condition where a person has higher-than-normal blood sugar levels but not high enough to be type 2 diabetes. According to MayoClinic.com, symptoms are not usually present but one may find darkened skin on certain areas of the body. Without any lifestyle changes, people with prediabetes are very likely to develop type 2 diabetes. While exact causes are unknown, family history, genetics, and inactivity are important factors. If you're worried about prediabetes, join us for our free Diabetes Prevention Program. See the details below:
The Opioid Overdose Crisis is a serious national public health concern. Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids, and the highest drug overdose death rates are in West Virginia, Ohio, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimate that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse alone in the US is $78.5 billion a year, which includes the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.
With the warm weather, you’ll likely be spending more time outdoors. Whether it’s picnics, hiking, camping, or just a stroll outside, you’ll need to be cautious about protecting yourself from bug bites, especially the diseases that can be transmitted from these bites.
Now that tick numbers are at their peak, these bugs may hitch onto you when you’re outside playing, hiking, and enjoying the day. Your loving pet may also unknowingly pick a tick up and deliver it to you.
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