The 2014 Flu Symptoms

The 2014 flu symptoms and season hasn’t even reached its peak yet, and already there are more deaths than anticipated across the country. The current predominant strain of flu H1N1 is a version of the same virus that struck in 2009, and this virus strikes not only those with a compromised immune system, and small children, but also healthy adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention while children and babies are most at risk everyone especially young adults who come in … [Read more...]

How to Avoid the Flu and Pediatric Flu

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Yesterday, the Houston Health Department confirmed that the area’s fourth victim had been claimed by pediatric flu this season. The affected individual was a teenager with H1N1, also known as swine flu, which is the dominant strain this year. According to Medical Daily, the worst is yet to come, with rates of infection often peaking in January. Therefore, you should take steps to protect yourself from this dangerous infection. Here are some ways that you can avoid getting the flu this … [Read more...]

Lyme Disease Can Have Long-Lasting Symptoms

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Editor's Note: We have updated this article to read 300,000 cases annually instead of 30,000 in the first paragraph of this article.  Of course, this is a significant difference in the many lives that are impacted by Lyme Disease annually. As more people move into previously uninhabited areas, new cases of animal-spread diseases such as Lyme disease will increase.  300,000 new cases of Lyme disease get reported to the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) annually. Lyme disease is spread … [Read more...]

What is Bacterial Meningitis? Learn from the Outbreaks


Recent outbreaks of meningitis at universities across the country have students on alert. Princeton University and Monmouth University both located in New Jersey, the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) and California State University at Long Beach (CSULB) have recently reported cases of meningitis.  Princeton University and UCSB have confirmed cases of serogroup B meningitis, the most recent was Nov. 21, which raises Princeton University’s confirmed cases to eight.  In the Monmouth … [Read more...]

West Nile Virus Symptoms Now A Threat!

West Nile Virus symptoms have now become a national threat following the death of an elderly resident in Lubbock who is reported to have succumbed from an infection caused by the virus. Although the death the patient was reported as first of its kind in the area when it occurred, since 2007 when the deadly virus had become a center of focus, according to CDC, West Nile Virus symptoms can manifest in various ways. A press release confirmed that most patients portray no symptoms while others … [Read more...]