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Antibiotic Overuse Causing Rise in Antibiotic Resistance

Due to overprescribing, there has been a rise in resistant bacteria that don't respond to antibiotics that may have worked in the past. This is making it harder to treat bacteria, which cause pneumonia, ear infections, sinus infections, meningitis and skin infections Read more

What Do We Know About the Zika Virus?

You may be hearing reports of a relatively new virus that is a potential threat to people who travel to areas where this virus has been reported. The virus is known as Zika Virus. This is a virus that is transmitted by mosquitos similar to some other viral illnesses (like dengue fever.) This has been in the news recently because it has been reported recently in Central America including Mexico, Caribbean nations, and South America. Zika was initially discovered in Africa in the 1940s but in the last year it has been reported in countries in the western hemisphere. Read more

Children Affected by the Seasonal Affective Disorder Too

If you’re a Midwesterner, you know all about winter. While starting out exciting and beautiful, it can get “old” as the snowy season continues into March and April. As the winter begins to drag, sometimes, so do we. Along with post-holiday lull in excitement, the lack of sunlight, cold temps, grey skies can cause some people to get a little “stir crazy” or the “winter blues”. For 10-20 % of people, this can be a more significant “Seasonal Affective Disorder” or SAD. Read more

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