rheumatic fever is now rare in Canada, the United
States, and western Europe, it was fairly common until approximately the 1950s.
Widespread use of antibiotics to treat strep throat has significantly reduced
the numbers of outbreaks.
The majority of reported rheumatic fever
cases occur in developing countries, particularly Africa and southeast
Almost everyone has had a feeling of unsteadiness or a whirling sensation in their heads at some point in their lives. Usually it's chalked up to dizziness, but dizziness is a broad term that can mean different things to different people. It's a common complaint, but it can be serious. Dizziness has no specific medical meaning, but there are four common conditions that can be considered types of dizziness:
Vertigo. The feeling of motion when there is no motion, such as you spinning or...