How Worried Should You Be About The New SARS-like Coronavirus?

As word about the new SARS-like MERS-CoV virus (Middle East Respiratory Virus, a type of coronavirus) spreads across the globe, many of us may be feeling a little concerned. I don’t know about you, but every time a virus like this breaks out I am haunted by scenes from the movies Contagion and Outbreak. Viruses can … Continue reading How Worried Should You Be About The New SARS-like Coronavirus?

Learn how to lower your risk of contracting West Nile virus and when to seek medical attention

As the summer winds down, Central Texas residents are savoring the last few weeks of outdoor fun. But, while we’re feasting on watermelon and barbecue, mosquitoes are feasting on us. And that means an increased risk of contracting West Nile Virus. With the combination a mild winter, rain and hot temperatures, the environment has provided … Continue reading Learn how to lower your risk of contracting West Nile virus and when to seek medical attention

Healthy habits, flu vaccine could help fight off the flu

When kids come home from school, they may be bringing home more than homework. Because kids share water fountains, pencils and germs, it is possible that your little one could contract the flu. But there are ways to protect your child from getting sick and combat those troublesome flu symptoms. “We need to teach kids … Continue reading Healthy habits, flu vaccine could help fight off the flu

Waterborne illness could be lurking in your favorite waterway

Find Out How To Protect Your Family And Prevent Contamination As the mercury rises above bearable in Central Texas, some families are seeking relief in swimming pools and lakes. While these cooling-off locations provide fun and recreation, they also might be harboring a microscopic germ that has made several people sick. It’s called Cryptosporidium or … Continue reading Waterborne illness could be lurking in your favorite waterway