Flu season officially ended at the beginning of April 2019, what we learned. For six months beginning October 2018, there were over 18 million flu-related outpatient medical visits in the United States and Puerto Rico. This winter's flu was not as deadly as last season, which could be credited to more awareness, vaccinations, and preparations.
Are Fungus and Bacterial Infections on the Verge of Becoming an Epidemic? CNN reported on a fungus that is making global headlines, again. Candida auris. This strain of fungus poses a threat for hospital patients with a weakened immune system, as do most superbugs that are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotic treatment. Candida Auris was first
Will you wash your sheets and towels on April 15 to protect your skin and get rid of gross bacteria? Did you know National Laundry Day is April 15? Many would love to be able to say, “Alexa fold the laundry,” or “Alexa wash the towels.” The chore of getting laundry done can be time-consuming
The Secret Language of Bacteria and How It Is Affecting Global Health. Bacteria act as a family after a patient becomes infected. They grow together, reproduce and share resources. In the bacteria world, everything is fine, until a new family of bacteria move-in next door. When one member of the bacteria family decides to enjoy
Measles can be traced back to the 7th century, and has long been out of sight, out of mind for many of us. The standard for most over the age of 35, was the practice of the MMR vaccine to prevent this viral infection caused by the Rubella Virus. Prior to the vaccination in 1960,
Wheatgrass Can Help Balance and Restore Your Body Imagine a seed harvested after sprouting only nine days that has tremendous health benefits for your body and is gluten-free. Is this possible? Yes. Wheatgrass produced by a wheat berry is super green and incredibly good for you at a cellular level. The technique of juicing only
Common Household Items May Be The Reason Your Skin Is Screaming At You. Itchy, irritated skin is annoying, to say the least. Have you discovered a rash out of the blue? Or perhaps noticed puffiness or redness in the middle of the day or upon waking up? The culprit of skin irritation could surprise you.
The Answer May Surprise You. A significant buzzword everywhere these days is cannabis. Is cannabis good for you? Does it offer medical benefits? When will all 50 states legalize the substance? Is it a good investment? Many people think that cannabis, aka marijuana, is the next big thing, and in some instances it already is.
Travel is intoxicating to the senses. While it opens our mind to the unfamiliar, transportation exposes us to hundreds, perhaps millions of germs. Yes, those icky little organisms that cause coughs and sniffles and sometimes, even more, are everywhere. On planes, trains, automobiles and also all the handrails that we touch going up and down
What To Do When Cold Sores Are Adding To Holiday Stress Happy Holidays they say it is. While everyone is jingling and jangling and wishing Santa Claus to town, the stress of getting everything prepared for visits with loved ones or even making an appearance to holiday parties can be daunting. Cold sores can wreak