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Ways to Treat Salmonella

Ways to Treat Salmonella

by Yenny (SU)
Have you or someone you know ever had food poisoning? If the answer is yes, there is a possibility that it was caused by a salmonella infection. Salmonella is a type of bacteria that is found in the gastrointestinal tracts of domestic and wild animals, including insects, reptiles, birds, and mammals. It is estimated that this organism is responsible for 2-4 million foodborne infections in the United States yearly, and 30% of all deaths associated with food poisoning. With this in mind, it is important to understand where the infection comes from, what the symptoms look like, how you can prevent it, when to see a doctor, and ways to treat a salmonella infection once you have it.

Why Would a Tick Cause Meat Allergies?

Why Would a Tick Cause Meat Allergies?

by Yenny (SU)
When you think of tick bites, you think of Lyme disease, or Rocky Mountain spotted fever, right? On the other hand, you probably know more than one person with food allergies. So what could these two things possibly have in common? Surprisingly, there is growing evidence that the bite of a lone star tick can result in developing a food allergy to meat. And, while this tick was traditionally found in the Southeastern United States, its habitat is growing, having been found from Maine to Missouri, and as far west as Texas.

5 Tips for Healthy Joints

5 Tips for Healthy Joints

by Shearly (SU)
The joints of your body are the place where bones meet, creating the possibility of movement. Our hips, knees, shoulders, wrists, and fingers are examples of movable joints where healthy cartilage allows the bones to slide back and forth, creating smooth movement. Ligaments are the strong bands that hold the bones together. Injury and pain can occur if there is a problem with the bone, ligament, cartilage or fluid within the joint. Traumatic injury or constant stress on your joints can eventually lead to osteoarthritis and chronic pain. This is why it is critical that you protect your joints throughout your life. Here are 5 simple tips to maintain healthy joints.