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Preventing MRSA

March 11, 2019

In our national fight against MRSA, we’ve hit a plateau. The CDC has a recommendation of following a strict regimen for preventing staph infections in hospitals, nursing homes, and other care centers; it’s worked, but since 2013 we haven’t kept that momentum going. MRSA can get serious quickly, so here’s some info as well as […]

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Is It Flu?

March 4, 2019

Flu season is still going, making headlines with school and business closures, hospitalization rates, and more… it’s an average flu season, with mediocre flu shot success. You might be wondering if that tickle in your throat is the flu, or if your coworkers sniffles are the start of an office wide outbreak. Know flu symptoms […]

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Ebola Edging In

February 13, 2019

First, the good news: no one in the US has tested positive for Ebola since the outbreak a few years ago. But here’s the bad news: watching for an Ebola outbreak is the new reality. As Ebola rages in the Congo, out of control and still spreading, there have been a few travelers who’ve been […]

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Widespread and Severe Flu

January 18, 2019

While this year is better than last year (re: flu season), it’s still being called severe by experts, and flu is considered widespread in several states. To make matters worse, several other viruses are in wide circulation, so your immune system may not be getting much of a break this winter. Make sure to keep […]

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There’s more than just cold and flu going around this season. RSV and other viruses may cause slightly different symptoms, especially for those with weakened immune systems. A lingering cough can just be a normal part of RSV, or it could be something else (and certainly, a risk for infection). If you’re struggling with a […]

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