Stomach Flu

Did you know that if you have diarrhea and vomiting for several days, chances are you have the stomach flu? This is a viral infection that leads to irritation and inflammation in the small intestine. This condition is called Gastroenteritis.   While it is not harmful, in some cases, it can be severe if you do […]

Infectious diseases: Everything you need to know

Infectious diseases are extremely common worldwide.  CDC reports (2018) put the official number of visits to physician offices for infectious and parasitic diseases as high as 7.2 million!   Annually, 1 out of every 5 people is infected with the flu (influenza virus), in the United States!   We are hosts to millions of species of bacteria, […]

Cough

  Cough is one of the most common illnesses. Although a cough can sound awful, it usually is not a sign of a more serious condition. In fact, coughing is a common reflex reaction that keeps the airways clear of mucus and irritants.  The different types of coughs may be related to how they last:  […]