Tag: infectious disease

Protecting Your Kids From Mosquito Bites

The case of an Asheville, North Carolina boy who came down with a life-threatening type of encephalitis (swelling of the...

August 14, 2018

Roundup: Lyme Disease, Kids’ Screen Time and...

Lyme Disease From Ticks has Spread to All 50 States, Report Finds The tick-borne illness Lyme disease has been detected...

August 10, 2018

Roundup: Back-to-School Immunization, Salad-Wrap Alert, and Lung...

Parents, Don’t Forget to Review Children’s Immunization Records, Health Officials Urge As students get ready for a new school year,...

August 3, 2018

10 Water Safety Tips for Your Family

Water beckons people of all ages during the summer, but safety should come first, whether your family prefers to just...

July 25, 2018

Roundup: Improper Handwashing, Coffee’s Health Benefits, Rabies...

Consumers Fail to Properly Clean Their Hands Before Meals, U.S. Study Finds A new government study finds that the vast...

July 6, 2018

Food Grilling Safety for 4th of July...

Over the past few months, public health officials nationwide have been busy investigating various outbreaks of Salmonella and E. coli...

July 3, 2018

Roundup: E. Coli-Romaine Update, Sugary Sports Drinks...

Florida is Now Among 29 States Affected by E. Coli-Tainted Romaine Outbreak The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

May 11, 2018

Roundup: Insect-Borne Disease, Living Longer and Depression

Diseases From Mosquito, Flea and Tick Bites Have Tripled in U.S., CDC Says Cases of diseases in the U.S. contracted...

May 4, 2018

Is Waning Immunity Causing Mumps Resurgence?

Thanks to the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccination, cases of the viral disease mumps had become rare occurrences since...

April 26, 2018

Health-Related Spring Cleaning Tips (Infographic)

When it comes to your health, “spring cleaning” should go far beyond just clearing out a year’s worth of clutter...

April 19, 2018

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Epilepsy and Its Various Treatment Options

When you think about epilepsy, you most likely picture someone having a dramatic seizure, where they collapse to the ground with frightening jerking movements and...

Protecting Your Kids From Mosquito Bites

The case of an Asheville, North Carolina boy who came down with a life-threatening type of encephalitis (swelling of the brain) from a mosquito bite...

Back to School: Tips on Staying...

It’s almost time for kids and teens to return to school. And when it comes to their health, this time of year usually offers a...

Roundup: Lyme Disease, Kids’ Screen Time...

Lyme Disease From Ticks has Spread to All 50 States, Report Finds The tick-borne illness Lyme disease has been detected in all 50 states and...

Diabetes Control: Healthy Carbs vs. Unhealthy...

To an individual with diabetes, carbohydrates, or “carbs,” serve a key role in their everyday lives. Carbs represents the main nutrient that readily converts into...

Algae and Bacteria in Water: Can...

Algae blooms that have infested hundreds of miles of Florida’s waterways, red tide along the Gulf Coast and warnings about Miami-area beach waters containing high...

#BaptistHealthy Recipe: Low-fat Ranch Dressing

One of the secrets to adding variety to meals is using different dressings. We’ve swapped unhealthy fats for better ones in this Low-fat Ranch Dressing...

Supplements & Multivitamins: What You Need...

Some people take a multivitamin or other supplement as a nutritional “insurance.” However, food should always be the first source of your vitamin and mineral...