Treating Your Spring Allergies

Health, Illness

If you have spring allergies, you know how it feels to be sneezing and sniffling and have watery eyes. You may have been suffering from allergies for a while now or just recently have been trying to relieve your immune system from irritation. Spring may not be summer, but it sure feels like it. As …

How To Protect Yourself From The Flu

Health, Illness

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that, if left untreated, can lead to serious complications. Left unchecked, the flu can lead to pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, and even death. During flu season, there are tons of myths out there about how to protect yourself from the flu. One of the most popular is the idea …

How To Reduce The Risk Of Food Allergen Exposures

Health, Illness

Food allergies are among the most common food sensitivities, affecting about 10% of the population, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). But the symptoms vary greatly, so the seriousness of food allergies varies greatly, too. Some people will experience severe symptoms when they eat peanuts or tree nuts or even …

How To Prevent Malaria When Travelling

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The World Health Organization estimates that there are approximately 200 million cases of malaria worldwide, and there are almost 1 million deaths from the disease every year. Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease that attacks the body’s red blood cells, causing anemia as well as a host of other side effects. Infection can cause fever, …

Is December Too Late to Get a Flu Shot?

Health, Illness

As we enter the colder months, we all start to prepare for the winter. As the temperatures drop, we add layers to our wardrobe and wrap up in all sorts of blankets and scarves. This is a good thing since we all know that the cold can be dangerous. But it’s also a good thing …