Happy Halloween!

October 30, 2014

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 ……. or so they think! Buying the perfect costume isn’t the only thing you will…

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Rare Respiratory Virus Infecting Kids all Across the Country

October 23, 2014

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 occurred, although it’s not clear if this was caused by the virus itself or through…

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Diseases 101: Staph Infection

October 17, 2014

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 staph infection! The staphylococcus bacteria generate a number of different diseases, so the severity of…

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Diseases 101: MRSA

October 1, 2014

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 staph infection will not work for a MRSA infection. MRSA infects Hospitals Hospitals are supposed…

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