From the monthly archives:

January 2018

Watching Out for Stomach Flu

January 31, 2018

Many people still confuse influenza (the “flu” making headlines) with stomach flu; some even throw Norovirus in, like it’s either “the flu” or “Norovirus”. Understanding the difference and which symptoms belong to which illness is important, especially in such a life threatening flu season. Let’s get influenza out of the way. Vomiting and diarrhea can […]

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Vitamin D May Help IBS

January 30, 2018

Irritable bowel syndrome has become common enough that it’s often used as a punchline in pop culture for easy, gross humor. For people with IBS, it’s not a joke. It can make life hard, interrupting work and other activities, and requiring some awkward sharing that other diseases are at least free of. Irritable bowel syndrome […]

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Flu Rates Still Climbing

January 29, 2018

Puerto Rico and every state but Hawaii are reporting widespread flu activity. While optimists keep saying we’ve hit peak, actual data indicates flu is soaring to epidemic levels. In some of the hardest hit states, hospitals are having to deal with overflow, idling ambulances outside and pitching tents. This is the worst flu season in […]

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Ticks: A Global Threat

January 26, 2018

Each year, the region of the US that has Lyme Disease gets a little bigger—it’s not just the Northeast anymore. More than half of US counties have Lyme Disease, and as the weather heats up and humans build more homes next to nature, the risk of getting bit by a Lyme Disease carrying tick goes […]

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Study after study finds that curcumin, one of the main compounds in the spice turmeric, is good for our health. A new study adds to that pile of research with evidence that curcumin is good for our brains, improving mood and memory. A powerful antioxidant, curcumin seems to help by battling inflammation all over the […]

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