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The Importance of the Flu Shot

The Importance of the Flu Shot

by Stephanie Meadows
Have you ever felt groggy, achy and feverish…or even all of the above? Well you most likely have caught the dreaded flu bug. According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the flu affects between 5 and 20 percent of the United States population each year. The coughing, fever, headache, sore throat, and runny nose that comes with the flu can be enough to keep you bedridden for a week or more

The Importance of Diagnostic Procedures

The Importance of Diagnostic Procedures

by Stephanie Meadows
Diagnostic tests improve patient care, contribute to the protection of consumer health, and help to limit healthcare spending by finding potential problems sooner. For the purposes of diagnosing, monitoring, screening and prognosis, diagnostic tests are essential at every step.