Health Is Vital

Health is taken for granted, until you can't any more. In this blog I hope to put down on paper some of the articles I come across and want to remember, about health. I will be personalizing these articles to apply to me. I am diabetic, over weight, have high blood pressure and tinnitus, so these are the things you will find here. I will include nutrition, exercise, and holistic health, and many other ideas. I work in the health profession, particularly mental health, and have an interest in suicide prevention; so these topics will also be covered in this blog. Please, if you are suffering reach out. Our county health and crisis line is 1-855-278-4204.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

**E-Training: Blood Born Pathogens

This training focused on prevention of the spread of blood born pathogens, particularly Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and the HIV virus.  Blood born pathogen basically means that the disease is transferred through fluids.  In the case of all three this can be through an open wound, eye mucus, sexual contact and shared needles.  You really can't spread these diseases through hand shaking, or toilet seats or kissing.  Hepatitis A and B have vacines.  Hepatitis C and HIV do not.  Hep C is most often spread through drug usage techniques, such as needles or straws.  Also do not share razors or toothbrushes with someone with Hepatitis C.  Early intervention and treatment can reduce the effects of HIV.  However sometimes it is a silent killer as it attacks the liver without the individual knowing they have the disease.

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