Archive for May 2012

“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. 2.…

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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,…

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