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Keeping Abreast of Heart Disease Risk

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May is awareness month for arthritis, hepatitis, lupus, asthma and allergies, celiac disease, mental health, high blood pressure, preeclampsia and cystic fibrosis. It's also National Nurses Month, and they will be busy treating these and many other conditions.

Counts

1,499: Documented cases of pandemic-related harassment experienced by public health officials from March 2020 to January 2021 in the U.S.

222: Number of public health officials who quit their jobs

Source: American Journal of Public Health

Doc Talk

 

Asystole: Not a word you want to hear, especially since it might be your last. Colloquially referred to as flatlining, it is the cessation of electrical and mechanical activity of the heart.

Phobia of the Week

Aichmophobia: fear of sharp or pointed objects, such as a knife or needle

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