Disease prevention

Pressure ulcer prevention

A pressure ulcer has also been referred to as a bedsore. That is because it is very common for those who are bed-ridden or confined to a wheelchair to form sores from being in one position for too long. When a pressure ulcer or bedsore forms it is because a person has not been able […]

Heart attack prevention

Although there are many ways to prevent heart disease, there are also several health patterns that can increase someone’s risk. In the past, heart disease was the number one killer of adults over the age of 50, but thanks to medical research and people taking better care of themselves, heart disease is less deadly than […]

Skin cancer prevention

Skin cancer prevention is extremely important. A lot of people wait until it is too late before they start taking skin cancer prevention seriously. While so many people are lying out in the sun trying to get that dark summer tan, skin cancer is a silent killer for many others. Exposure to UV rays, whether […]

Periodontal disease prevention

Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums that typically begins with bleeding or irritated gums. Many people find that their gums bleed during brushing or flossing and ignore the issue until there is a serious problem with periodontal disease. When periodontal disease is not treated, the infection will spread to all areas of the […]

Stroke prevention

According to the Center for Disease Control there are many things that people can do whether they have had a previous stroke or not to reduce their chances of having a stroke in the future. These things include changing diet and implementing exercise, reducing chance of heart disease, controlling high blood pressure and other chronic […]

Head lice prevention

Schools are one of the places where head lice spread quickly among children; and at a rapid rate. It can be very difficult to prevent head lice among the children in a school, but parents must be on guard to keep the head lice outbreak contained. Head lice prevention will require treatment as soon as […]

How to prevent liver diseases

The liver is one of the most important and most complex organs in the body. There is no cure for the liver once it has become diseased other than getting a liver transplant in extremely severe cases. Therefore it is very important to know how to prevent liver disease, for people to protect themselves from […]

Malaria prevention

The Center for Disease Control recommends the following procedures to control and prevent Malaria from spreading. The first thing they recommend is vector control. Malaria has been virtually eliminated in The United States and Europe due to this and socio-economic improvements. The ability to add screens to windows and add air conditioning to housing combined […]

HIV prevention

Sexually transmitted diseases are a growing problem in the world, not only because of poor decisions, but mostly because many of them simply aren’t able to be cured. This means that unless you are being absolutely careful with your partner, you could end up on the wrong side of the equation. Although there are many […]