Flu (Influenza)

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Flu season is here again. About 5-20% of US population gets flu each year. This benign appearing viral illness still cause about 36000(thirty six thousand) deaths each year in US alone. Flu is caused by Influenza virus. It is transmitted through respiratory droplets. When a person with influenza sneezes or coughs, large number of tiny Read more »

Obesity

Do you know that about one third of American population is obese? And the trend is increasing? That is true according to the recent National Center of Health Statistics. How do we define Obesity? There are different ways to define obesity but one simple formula gives us very good estimate of a person’s weight status Read more »