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Medical Bulletin

HYPERTENSION

High blood pressure is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease. You can have high blood pressure (hypertension) for years without any symptoms. Even without symptoms, damage to blood vessels and your heart continues and can be detected. Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke. read more


ZIKA VIRUS INFECTION

Zika is a type of virus. It is spread through mosquito bites. Zika has occurred in Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Since May of 2015, there has been an outbreak happening in Central and South America. The virus has also been found in Puerto Rico. So far, this has only happened to people who have traveled to countries where the virus is found. read more


SUN BURN

A sunburn happens when the skin gets burned from invisible light called ultraviolet (UV) light. UV light comes from the sun and can cause sunburn when a person is in the sun for too long. People can also get sunburn on a cloudy day, because UV light can go through clouds. Another way people can get sunburn is from a tanning bed. Tanning beds use UV light to give people a tan. read more


HEAT STROKE

Heat stroke is a condition that can happen when a person’s body gets too hot. Most often, heat stroke happens when people exposed in a very hot and humid weather without drinking enough fluids. It is likely to affect older people and people who have health problems, so they need to be extra careful in hot conditions. read more