We just posted a pretty sweet live map of where people are tweeting about Zika: http://how2med.com/zika-visualizer/. This led to some requests for must know facts about Zika, as if you hadn’t heard enough already.
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It’s summer! That means the time for camping, hiking, climbing, and getting into serious medical mishaps in the wilderness is here. If you’re going to be away from civilization, you should seriously consider...
I treat a lot of UTIs. UTIs are urinary tract infections. The urinary tract is made up of the kidneys (makes urine), ureters (transfers urine to the bladder), bladder (stores urine), urethra (the hole where your urine comes out). It causes burning, pain, and trouble urinating. If the infection gets to your kidneys, it can make you really sick – vomiting, fever, severe pain, you name it. Close to 3% of women will get an UTI every year, and the majority will have one in their lifetime. So, it is not surprising that women will apparently do, try, and avoid ANYTHING to prevent a UTI.
In Part 1, we discussed what to do with stings from Cnidaria (jellyfish and related creatures). Now I want to talk about things that don’t sting but rather cut and puncture you. I’ll also tell you what happened to my friend’s new wife.
Hi All, we’d like to announce that we now have a new database dedicated to providing you timely and up-to-date information regarding the latest natural supplements and herbal remedies! We will continually update this information with the latest studies and findings in the medical world. All information will be backed up and directly linked to sources such as the National Institutes of Health (The primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and health-related research).
You can always access this information directly by selecting the “Botanicals and Herbs” tab at the top of our page. Here is what the database looks like (Click through to go directly to the page):