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Jane's Blog Fight Cold and Flu & Improve Vaccination Effectiveness

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Jane's Blog Fight Cold and Flu & Improve Vaccination Effectiveness

It’s that time of year again! Congestion, sore throat, and sneezing are common with colds. Both cold and flu bring coughing, headache, and chest discomfort. With the flu, though, you are likely to run a high fever for several days and have body aches, fatigue, and weakness. Either one is no fun, so before cold and flu season gets rolling, take the valuable steps for preventing feeling miserable. Flu shots, hand washing, healthy eating, and good sleep are methods most people use to avoid getting sick from a cold and/or flu. Last year's shot performed so poorly, proving itself only...

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Jane’s Blog Deadly Supergerms & Antibiotic Resistance

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Jane’s Blog Deadly Supergerms & Antibiotic Resistance

February 2017, the World Health Organization published their first ever list of Supergerm antibiotic-resistant "priority pathogens" – a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health. These once easily-treatable infections have been turned into deadly killers because they no longer respond to an ever-growing list of ineffective antibiotics. The critical group includes multidrug-resistant bacteria that pose a particular threat in hospitals, nursing homes, and other care facilities. According to the United State Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “Misuse and overuse of antibiotics have contributed to a phenomenon known as antibiotic resistance. This resistance develops...

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