Tag: infection

Pneumonia: What You Need to Know

Pneumonia: What You Need to Know

With a brutal cold and flu season fresh in our minds, there’s increased attention and awareness on preventing and treating pneumonia, which can affect both children and adults with immune systems already weakened by viral infection. People with chronic health conditions or those who have undergone recent surgeries or lengthy

Flesh-Eating Bacteria: Fast Treatment Could Save Your Life

Flesh-Eating Bacteria: Fast Treatment Could Save Your Life

Flesh-eating bacteria—also known as necrotizing fasciitis—is a quick-spreading, aggressive infection that can be fatal if not treated promptly. The infection starts below the skin and spreads along the fascia (the flat layers of tissue that separate other tissues, including muscles, fat, and organs), destroying these tissues as it spreads through

Picking Scabs: Why We Do It and How to Stop

Picking Scabs: Why We Do It and How to Stop

Ever enjoyed popping a pimple? How about poking a blister? It can feel gratifying to watch the grossness ooze out, right? Almost 90 percent of us are guilty of picking scabs and between 20 to 35 percent of us eat them afterwards. Um, yuck! (More on that in the sidebar

Best Mosquito Bite Remedy? 5 Options for Quick Relief

Best Mosquito Bite Remedy? 5 Options for Quick Relief

They’re masters of sneak attacks: tiny, almost weightless mosquitoes that—as all of us know from experience—can land, jab, and start sucking blood before we know what hit us. More often than not, they’re just quick enough to avoid our fastest slaps. And what do they leave behind? Saliva—enough of it

Are Eggs Healthy?

Are Eggs Healthy?

Whether they were scrambled, fried, boiled, poached, or beat into an omelet, chances are that you had eggs for breakfast this morning. They’re an easy, filling, and affordable way to start the day. And even if you don’t like their taste, eggs often are the main ingredient in some of

4 Types of Dementia and Their Warning Signs

4 Types of Dementia and Their Warning Signs

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common of the various types of dementia and has become something of a “catch-all” term for severe cognitive impairment, but it isn’t the only type of dementia to which older adults are vulnerable.

“Figuring out which type a person has is important, since the drug treatments that

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