Infectious Disease

2017 Nov 1

Head Lice: A Few Helpful Treatment Tips

2023-12-12T09:55:37-06:00November 1, 2017|Infectious Disease|

When using a head lice medication:: • Apply according to instructions. If the person has long hair, a second bottle may be needed. Pay attention to instructions regarding how long the medication should be left on the hair and how it should be washed out. • Have the person put on clean clothing after treatment. • If a few live [...]

2017 Oct 18

Influenza: Know the Facts and Protect Your Family

2023-12-12T09:55:39-06:00October 18, 2017|Infectious Disease|

Even healthy people can get very sick from influenza (flu) and can spread it to others. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that flu-related hospitalizations since 2010 have ranged from 140,000 to 710,000 annually, while flu-related deaths have ranged from 12,000 to 56,000. During flu season, flu viruses circulate at higher levels in the U.S. population. (“Flu [...]

2017 Oct 10

What To Do If You Get the Flu

2023-12-12T09:55:39-06:00October 10, 2017|Infectious Disease|

I’m guessing that the flu isn’t on your top-10 wish list, right? But just in case you get sick this flu season, here’s a list of 10 things you can do to help ease your symptoms—and to stop the flu in its tracks and protect others. Stock up. A few supplies may make it a bit easier to manage the flu. [...]

2016 Oct 27

News About the Flu Vaccine

2023-12-12T09:55:52-06:00October 27, 2016|Diabetes, Heart Health, Infectious Disease, Vaccination|

It’s really tough to stay on top of all the health news these days. We’re here to help. Since the flu season is right around the corner, here’s a snapshot of recent news stories about the flu vaccine. Flu shot helps people with diabetes. The seasonal flu vaccine is now recommended for everyone 6 months and older.1 But for some [...]

2016 May 5

Is It Strep Throat?

2023-12-12T09:55:59-06:00May 5, 2016|Infectious Disease|

Strep throat is an infection most commonly caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria. The bacteria are spread through contact with droplets after an infected person coughs or sneezes. If you touch your mouth, nose or eyes after touching something that has these droplets on it, you may become ill. Strep throat is more common in children and teens than in [...]

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