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Skin Cancer

When you're having fun outdoors, it's easy to forget how important it is to protect yourself from the sun. Unprotected skin can be damaged by the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays in as little as 15 minutes. Read Full Article

CDC-About Zika Virus Disease

Zika virus disease (Zika) is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). Read Full Article

Decoding the molecular ties between vascular disease and Alzheimer’s

Scientists have long been interested in how the vascular system—the body's network of large and small blood vessels—may be involved in the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Read full article

Blood Pressure Matters

About 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. has high blood pressure, but many don’t realize it. High blood pressure is sometimes called a “silent killer,” because it usually has no warning signs, yet it can lead to life-threatening conditions like heart attack or stroke. The good news is that high blood pressure, or hypertension, [...]