From the monthly archives:

November 2018

When you’re at work or around town, you’re likely to hear some coughing and sneezing—and it’s probably coming from multiple illnesses! Colds, flu, RSV, whooping cough, and other respiratory illnesses can all look similar: coughing, aches, malaise, fever. Some healthy adults may have few or no symptoms, making it easier for them to get around […]

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Copper is an essential mineral for our health. It’s needed for firm tissue inside (cardiovascular system) and out (firm, smooth skin), it’s used in blood, to process cholesterol, in bones, for enzymes, by the immune system, and more. Having enough copper in your diet can even slow graying hair! Because of things like varying soil […]

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As study after study links the composition of our gut microbiome to our health, mind, and more, hospitals and the CDC have discovered something concerning: C. diff is becoming increasingly common. Related to tetanus and botulism, C. diff is harder to prevent and treat (although sanitation helps). Traditionally, it’s thought of as an infection required […]

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Keep Your Mood Up This Winter

November 27, 2018

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is likely starting to kick in for some people. As the days get shorter, many will find their moods starting to mirror the dark, cold, weather. It’s not just a romantic fallacy—there’s an actual reason. Less time in the sun means less Vitamin D, causing a drop not just in […]

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Last year, more diseases from tick bites were reported than ever. While it’s possible that warmer winters (which cause tick populations to boom) and an expanding tick territory are responsible, it’s also possible that awareness has gone up in recent years causing doctors and patients to report more incidents of tick bites and related diseases. […]

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