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“Flesh-eating bacteria” — just the facts

Unfortunately, “flesh-eating bacteria” (medical name: Necrotizing fasciitis) has been in the news again lately and fear of this frightening condition is spiking.¬† A few important things to be aware of: 1. While usually devastating and often deadly, necrotizing fasciitis (NF) remains very rare. Despite high-profile cases, it is not believed to be on the increase. […]


Helmets recommended as tornado protection

Head injuries are the most common cause of tornado-related deaths. As a result, preparedness experts are increasingly recommending the kind of head protection afforded by common sports helmets. The next time you notice¬†that ominous change in the sky’s color to dirty green and you hear the siren’s blare, you should reach for the nearest bike, […]