Meet The Father of Public Health in Nigeria

Public health has been defined by the world health organization as “the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting human health through organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals”. Efforts to promote health and prevent disease were undertaken by the earliest civilizations. Perceived importance of […]

Poison Oak

What is poison oak? Poison oak, is a woody vine or shrub in the sumac family, Anacardiaceae. It is widely distributed in western North America, inhabiting conifer and mixed broadleaf forests, woodlands, grasslands, and chaparral biomes.  Poison oak releases an oil called urushiol when damaged. The allergen is absorbed into your skin when you touch the plant. […]