Posts Tagged ‘prevention’

The Flu Ends with U!

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The flu usually comes on suddenly with symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. Flu season mainly occurs in the fall and winter with peaks between December and February. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend a […]


What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

Disease facts Spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected “Aedes” species mosquito Most common symptoms: fever rash joint pain conjunctivitis (red eyes) Illness is usually mild and vague; many do not seek treatment therefore never knowing that they were infected First discovered in 1947 in Uganda; additional cases in Asia and Pacific […]


What You Should Know for the 2015-2016 Flu Season

Within a few months, we will once again be dealing with the Cleveland cold weather and snow! And along with the cold and snow comes sniffles and sneezes – colds and flu. Although the common cold makes us feel terrible, it is often quick to resolve and usually leaves no lasting problems. On the other […]


Ticks – A “Buggy” Danger

Summer! Long hot days… lemonade… sun… and BUGS! Yes, summer is notoriously known for bees, ants, and mosquitoes, but now we can add another bug to that list… TICKS! Ticks are tiny insects that thrive in moist, warm climates. Ohio has seen an increase in ticks since 2010 as more of them hitch rides on […]


The Health Benefits of “Superfoods”

In today’s world we are constantly in search of foods that taste good, but also those that promote wellness and good health. These foods, also known as superfoods, are thought to increase our body’s natural defense to fight-off illness and disease-causing cells such as cancer. Although these superfoods have been around for thousands of years, […]