Happy Halloween!

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble! On Saturday this week, all across the country people will be trick-or-treating in the dark of night, and as they go door to door through the neighborhoods the only scary thing they will have to look out for are the black cats, ghosts and witches…

Rare Respiratory Virus Infecting Kids all Across the Country

The common cold is relatively easy to manage- a few tissues, some sneezes- but what happens when the common cold virus is mutated? Enterovirus D68 is sweeping the country right now, affecting mostly children. Around 800 kids across the US have been hospitalized with this harsh respiratory illness. In the most severe cases death has…

Diseases 101: Staph Infection

With New Year’s resolutions right around the corner, we’re sure most of us will be back to visiting the gym daily by the start of 2015! But a good workout at the gym might offer more than just a few pounds of weight loss. If you’re not careful, you could be walking away with a…

Diseases 101: MRSA

What will we do when the world’s bacteria’s are consistently resistant to our antibiotics? Scientists believe it’s going to become increasingly common. MRSA, or a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection, is already resistant. What is MRSA you ask? We’ll tell you! It’s an infectious strain of mutant staph bacteria. Some antibiotics used to treat a normal…