Two years ago, a sneeze or a cough wouldn’t have been cause for concern, but now even the mildest of symptoms can leave us wondering, “Do I have Covid?” Early in the pandemic, we learned about the hallmark signs of infection, which can include loss of taste and smell, fever,Continue Reading

As with all viruses, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus which causes COVID-19 is rapidly evolving both its ability to spread and infect people, as well as the symptoms it causes. You can check out our symptom series blog for more information on each symptom. Thanks to your daily reports on the ZOEContinue Reading

Causes of diabetes The cause of diabetes depends on the type of diabetes. WHAT CAUSES TYPE 1 DIABETES? Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder. This means the body’s immune system attacks its own cells. In type 1 diabetes, immune cells destroy the insulin-making cells of the pancreas (the betaContinue Reading

The cognitive symptoms of depression tend to receive less attention than other symptoms of this difficult illness. Namely, symptoms such as sinking mood, fatigue and loss of interest garner more recognition. Yet cognitive symptoms are quite common. “[They] are actually significantly prominent in depression,” said Deborah Serani, Psy.D, a clinicalContinue Reading

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry. 2004; 6(suppl 1): 12–16. From the University of Texas Southwest Medical School, Dallas Corresponding author and reprints: Madhukar H. Trivedi, M.D., University of Texas Southwest Medical School, 6363 Forest Park Rd., Suite 1300, Dallas, TX 75390-9119 (e-mail: ude.nretsewhtuostu@idevirt.rakuhdam).Copyright © 2004, Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.ThisContinue Reading

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This September, join us in Rocky Mount for ECSU’s 24th Annual Down East Viking Football Classic. The Classic is another tradition of celebrations that bring together Viking alumni, family, and friends. You don’t want to miss this football experience on Saturday, September 4! Join Us SourceContinue Reading

COVID-19 TESTING ON CAMPUS UPDATE: The on-campus COVID-19 testing centre for Western students, staff and faculty has reopened in the Graphics Services Building. There is limited parking available in between the Support Services Building (SSB) and Advanced Facility for Avian Research (AFAR) buildings. Any registered student or current employee with an active WesternContinue Reading

The PCR test for COVID-19 works by detecting genetic material from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The genetic material from SARS-CoV-2 cannot be confused with the genetic material from other viruses, so the COVID-19 diagnostic test is highly specific. This means it almost never gives a false positive. IfContinue Reading

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 50 million Americans now suffer from arthritis. That equates to one in five people over 18 having some form of arthritis! (1) Arthritis is characterized by stiff, aching, hard to move joints and bones. The most common type ofContinue Reading