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UAH Clinic Corner: Hidden dangers of wasps, ticks and mosquitoes

"Flying, crawling, stinging, biting insects are the bane of summer," said Connie Abbott, Nurse Practitioner, at UAH Faculty-Staff Clinic (FSC). "Most bites or stings result in minor reactions that resolve with little intervention. However, for …


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UAH Clinic Corner: The dangers of too much sun

The two main misconceptions about skin cancer diagnoses are: too much summer sun and the disease is not …


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UAH Clinic Corner: Summer Food Safety

"Everyone has to eat, so everyone is at risk for foodborne illnesses," said Connie Abbott, Nurse Practitioner, at the UAH Faculty/Staff Clinic (FSC). "Just about any food has the potential to harbor bacteria," she …


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UAH Clinic Corner: What you need to know about the measles outbreak

The United States officially eliminated measles nearly 20 years ago. But according to The Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), less than six months into 2019, the number of confirmed cases of measles rose to nearly 800 this …


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UAH Clinic Corner: March is colorectal cancer screening month

If you are one of more than 14 million people scheduled for a colonoscopy this year, you now have several screening options, according to Connie D. Abbott (MSN, CRNP), Nurse Practitioner at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Faculty …


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