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Ear Infection

Beware Pool Hygiene

May 25, 2018

Just in time for pools to open this Memorial Day, the CDC has reminded everyone to stay cognizant of the water you’re swimming in. Over the last few years, certain water related infections have been occurring more frequently, with about a third happening at hotels.

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For years, PSAs have reminded doctors and patients not to prescribe or take antibiotics for sinus infections, which are rarely caused by bacteria and so aren’t healed by antibiotics. Now, there’s a recommendation being made to end prescribing antibiotics for ear infections, too, except ear infections are commonly caused by bacteria (whether inner or outer). […]

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Labor Day weekend is in front of us, and beyond that, crisp fall weather. Apples, pumpkins, more rain, and changing leaves are great, but best of all is a warm cup of tea in a cozy place. And of course, there’s a downside to fall—cold and flu season—so having a health supporting tea on hand […]

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To maintain herd immunity against measles, we need a 95% vaccination rate. Currently, we’re only at about 93%, and those who are opting out (as opposed to those who have to skip due to being immune compromised) tend to be clustered, which has lead to hot spots of measles outbreaks. Measles is highly contagious, and […]

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“It’s all fun and games until someone pokes an eye out. pops an ear drum.” If you’re American you’ve probably used a Q-tip in your ear at some point. And if you’re tuned-in to health news, you’ve also probably seen at some point or another that you’re really not supposed to (or just read the […]

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