Dee Armstrong

Flu Vaccine Not as Effective

FLU VACCINE ABOUT 42-PERCENT EFFECTIVE.

  The flu vaccine was less effect in the recent flu season. The elderly are hit hardest by the flu. They’re much more likely to land in the hospital or die from the virus than other age groups. But, CDC officials say the vaccine little protection for those over age 65. The shot did a good job protecting young children…

Mosquitoes More Prevalent This Year

CDC SAYS PROTECT AGAINST MOSQUITO BITES

Mosquitoes are summering all over the US, including in more areas than previously thought. The Centers for Disease Control has discovered¬† the mosquitoes that carry the ZIKA virus are in 38 additional counties whether they had not been found before. That’s a 21-percent increase. They’ve probably been there for a while. It’s just that many areas have strengthened their surveillance…

Chick-Fil-A Opens New Store

SIXTH CHIC-FIL-A LOCATION IN COLUMBUS

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Patients Not Taking Meds as Prescribed

NEW TECHNOLOGY HELPS PATIENTS TAKE THEIR MEDS

Too many patients not taking their medications. One of the biggest challenges for health care providers today is getting patients to actually take their medications. Adhereteach is out to change that. John Stein is the Founder and CEO,”We make patented smart pill bottles that track and improve medication adherence in real time” The bottles are loaded with state of the…

Salt Therapy is Becoming More Popular

SALT THERAPY OFFERS NATURAL REMEDIES

  Bare feet resting on pink Himalayan salt. It is salt therapy alleviating symptoms such as allergies, asthma, ear and sinus infections, smoker’s cough and skin inflammations. ‘Salt of the Earth’ owner Dianna Manoogian first used this therapy with her own family. She explains how the salt, or sodium chloride, works. “So when sodium chloride is ground super fine, it…

Older Americans Risk Facial Fractures Staying Active

BROKEN NOSE MOST COMMON FACIAL FRACTURE

The leading cause of facial fractures is sports and gardening. While it’s important that older adults stay active, they do face a higher risk of getting hurt. A new study from Wayne University in Detroit finds the number of seniors treated for exercise-related facial fractures has increased by 45-percent. The leading causes of facial injuries were biking, team sports, walking…

Infections in Nursing Homes

INFECTIONS ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH

Researchers seek cause of nursing home infections. A new report suggests many nursing home facilities are not doing enough to prevent the spread of drug resistant bacteria. Public health researchers assessed nursing home infection prevention programs in Tennessee and Washington State. They found many infection control managers had little to no formal training and they spent fewer than 13 hours…