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Food recalls are getting serious, with antibiotic resistant strains doing more damage, and warmer weather giving bacteria a longer season in which to grow and contaminate food. While ready to eat food (from pre-cut vegetables to frozen meals) is the biggest risk, that’s not all consumers are being warned about. This Halloween, chicken lovers are […]

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No Injury Too Small

September 17, 2018

A bright red hangnail, a deep scratch, a red spot in a weird place—no injury is small enough to ignore. Even a small injury can turn serious if not cared for, so make sure you know the signs of inflammation, signs of infection, and how to reduce your risk. With more viruses in circulation and […]

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There’s an outbreak of hand, foot, and mouth disease. Already in several states, hand, foot, and mouth disease is continuing to spread (and will likely get a boost from the start of the school year). Although known as a childhood illness, adults can get it too. There are several viruses that cause hand, foot, and […]

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At least three states are experiencing an “extremely contagious stomach bug” passing through: Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa. Even if it’s not (yet) in your state, beware, and use best practices at all times to prevent disease transmission! What is it? The stomach virus lasts a day or two and causes diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and sometimes […]

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At this point it’s not a surprise: another illness transmitted by pests has emerged. The Keystone Virus is spread by mosquito bite, and the first human case of Florida suggests that there’s about to be more. The Keystone virus is likely related to Zika, putting it in a grouping of other tropical mosquito-borne viruses like […]

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