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Measles making a comeback?

Did you know that measles is on the rise? We are experiencing some of the highest number of measles cases in the United States since the advent of the measles vaccine. This is because of a large number of individuals opting out of the vaccine for religious or philosophical reasons. Unfortunately even some vaccinated individuals are contracting the disease due to low seroconversion or im...
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Chikungunya Fever?

Traveling to the Caribbean this summer? Watch out for Chikungunya Fever, which is spreading throughout the Caribbean. This tropical disease is characterized by fever, rash, nausea, and joint aches. It is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito so it is important to use effective insect repellants and long sleeves/pants as well as mosquito netting. http://www.latimes.com/world/...
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Poison Ivy

Watch out for poison ivy this summer! This is a great article from the New York Times with what to do when exposed and how to prevent the rash. Did you know that mangos and cashews also contain the same poisonous resin as poison ivy? More information here: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/16/steering-clear-of-poison-ivy/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&...
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October is National Eczema Month

Video from the National Eczema Association Did you know that October is eczema month? This is because eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, often flares when the weather gets cooler. Cool weather leads to dry skin which lowers the irritancy threshold of the skin and leads to more inflammation. You can help prevent this by moisturizing every day and using topical steroids, under the care o...
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