stomach flu

Salmonella Poisoning: How to Avoid a Common Food-Borne Illness

You might think salmonella poisoning means contaminated salmon, but it doesn’t! Contrary to its name, it’s more commonly linked to chicken than fish. More specifically, salmonella (salmonellosis) is a bacterial infection that affects your gastrointestinal (GI) tract. There are more than 250 food-borne illnesses, and salmonella is one of the … Read More

Bacterial Infection: Be Careful—It Can Become Deadly!

Bacteria are one-cell organisms that are everywhere. Literally. Most bacteria are harmless, and many are beneficial. We need “good” bacteria to digest our food and help arm our immune system. And “good” bacteria destroy “bad” bacteria that may ultimately cause a bacterial infection. A bacterial infection can be serious, especially … Read More

Gastroenteritis: What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

Gasteroenteritis, also known as the stomach flu, is an intestinal infection that causes diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and fever. It is often the result of contact with an infected person, or by ingesting contaminated food or water. Most healthy people can recover from gasteroenteritis without serious problems, but … Read More

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