Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Healthy Habits: World Hepatitis Day

JULY 28th is World Hepatitis Day! Anchored by a international health education program, this day is remembered world wide with screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities.
Transmission: Hepatitis A is spread mainly through eating food or drinking water that has been contaminated by the faeces of an infected person. It can also be spread by eating raw shellfish that have come from water contaminated by sewage.
Prevention: There is a vaccination for hepatitis A. Treatment within a few weeks of exposure to the virus can also bring short term immunity. You can reduce the risk of exposure by practicing good hygiene and sanitation, and avoiding drinking water that has come from a potentially unsafe source.
Treatment: As hepatitis A only causes acute hepatitis, the body is often able to clear the infection itself within a few weeks. However, hepatitis A infections can sometimes cause further complications.
Medication Compliance is one of the biggest issues in healthcare today which can lead to a number of complications. MedCenter Systems creates products that help users organize, alert and carry their medication to reduce the risk involved by not maintaining the proper medication regimen.

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