Sunday, August 2, 2015

July 2015 Health Calendar

It's August already!  How did that happen?  

We trust your July was safe and healthy and we wish all of you the best for August!

Before we get too much farther into August, let's take a look at the two worldwide health problems that were emphasized in July.  If you stay updated, you can help yourself and your loved ones.

What is this disgusting thing?
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It's Group B Strep bacteria.  Read about it here at

July was International Group B Awareness Month.

It's important to know about this bacteria which can cause serious illness and even death in newborns, the elderly, and those with compromised immune symptoms.

Read more here if you so desire:  

Here's a sad, but true story of a family affected by this illness.

Please make sure your pregnant friends and loved ones talk to their obstetrician about this!

Worldwide Hepatitis Day was in July.

Here is the World Health Organization's Fact Sheet on Hepatitis, which is full of information plus numberous important links.:

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If you'd like to learn more via the slide show  where this photo is from, click here:

Thank you for this information Dr. Ashok Rattan.

This article,,
by Dr. Santosh Man Shrestha, the president of Liver Foundation Nepal.
explains many important details about hepatitis here in Nepal.
It's worth reading.

As always, please come in if you have questions about these, or any health issue.

This August, remember this:

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and this:

Be good to yourself and your loved ones by living healthfully.

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...and see your doctor when you need to!

Have a nice day!

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