West Nile Virus Migration Begins

West Nile Virus Migration Begins

As flowers bloom and daylight hours grow longer, the West Nile virus migration begins. Several states have already reported positive cases of the West Nile virus in birds.  Early reporting states include California, Colorado, Texas and surprisingly Pennsylvania. The virus is the leading cause of encephalitis in the United States. Encephalitis refers to the swelling […]

Marijuana Moms More Powerful Than Soccer Moms

Marijuana Moms More Powerful Than Soccer Moms

The medical marijuana debate is in full swing with 20 states on board and several others ready to take the plunge. An unlikely source of advocates namely, moms, could become as powerful as soccer moms in the fight for their children. Soccer moms have earned the reputation of being  intelligent cheerleaders and outspoken advocates for their […]

Uncommon Bacteria in New York Fish Markets Linked to Rare Skin Infection

Uncommon Bacteria in New York Fish Markets Linked to Rare Skin Infection

  Over 30 cases of  rare skin infections have been reported in the New York area, according to the city Health Department.  The uncommon bacteria known as Mycobacterium marinum has been linked to three different fish markets in the areas of Manhattan’s Chinatown, Flushing Queens and Brooklyn’s Sunset Park. The bacteria causes a highly uncommon infection called […]

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