You and Your Health

The Behavioral Health Program at West End Outreach (WEOS) is currently taking on clients in its Substance Use Disorder treatment program. Treatment  at WEOS is designed to help people address the underlying causes that might contribute to the abuse of drugs or alcohol, while also helping...

What if you are sick and you tell the doctor you have an allergy to penicillin? Very often, a type of penicillin is the “Drug of Choice” which is the best antibiotic for that infection.  Yes, there are usually alternatives to penicillins but only 1...

If someone's having a heart attack or a stroke, we know time is critical for treatment.  Response to sepsis is just as emergent. For sepsis, it is critical to give the required antibiotics within one hour, 30 minutes for some infections. Sepsis used to be called “blood...

It was frightening for many and heartbreaking for others when the measles outbreak reached 85 people in Washington state and killed one person in the United States. An even greater tragedy for our state is the 241 deaths from influenza during the 2018-2019 season, including two...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) [unordered_list style='circle' number_type='circle_number' animate='no' font_weight=''] Each day, ten Americans die from asthma, and in 2015, 3,615 people died from asthma. Many of these deaths are avoidable with proper treatment and care. Adults are four times more...

As many as 11 million Americans may have heart valve disease, (HVD), according to the Alliance for Aging Research. HVD is a potentially disabling and deadly disease, yet 3 out of 4 Americans know little to nothing about the disease. In an article published by Mayo...

When you break your foot, you see a doctor or surgeon. If you feel sick, you let your coworkers know and you get medicine. It is common practice to share concerns about physical health with your friends and family. However, when dealing with a mental...

According to the American Heart Association, “Every minute in the United States, someone’s wife, mother, daughter or sister dies from heart disease, stroke or another form of cardiovascular disease (CVD). More than one in three women is living with CVD. Although heart disease death rates...

January is cervical health month. Why is this important? Each year around 12,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and 4,000 will die from it. Cervical cancer is ranked 14th in regards to cancers that kill women. It used to be much higher before...

The top 10 most common New Year’s Eve resolutions are (according to Google): [ordered_list style='circle' number_type='circle_number' animate='no' font_weight=''] Exercise more Lose weight Get organized Learn a new skill or hobby Live life to the fullest Save more money/spend less money Quit smoking Spend more time with...