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For the average person living in a first world country, staying healthy should be as simple as following the basics like eating healthfully, exercising, sleeping, and avoiding stress. Unfortunately, life can be a little random. Humans make mistakes. Nature does something unexpected. You’re at the wrong place, at the wrong time. One way to get […]

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Dog lovers, beware. There’s a rare but serious disease that you should know the symptoms of: Alabama Rot. Symptoms of Alabama Rot begin as lesions on the skin, and advance to renal failure. Other symptoms can include fever, lack of appetite, fatigue and vomiting (sounds like a lot of human diseases!). Alabama Rot is serious […]

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This year, cases of food-borne illness are up. Some areas had more reported cases by the beginning of summer than all of last year. There are many types of food-borne illness, from E. coli, salmonella and Norovirus to the cyclospora parasite. During summer, bacteria tend to flourish thanks to warm temperatures and social habits like […]

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Road rage? Outbursts of anger? Depression? All might be brought on by infection with Toxoplasma gondii, the parasite associated with cats. Between one in three and HALF of all people are thought to have a toxoplasmosis infection—so read up! The key to avoiding developing symptoms is a strong, healthy immune system!

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I think at this point, most people know there are little parasites named demodex that live on their skin (mostly faces)—after all, it’s a great headline! If not, let me make an introduction for you. Humans have two species of demodex that we all* have on our face: Demodex folliculorum, and Demodex brevis. *Yep, all. […]

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