How would an insect bite cause a staph infection? Do bugs carry staph that can infect humans?
Bodywork: Bouncing back from blood donation
We had a blood drive recently at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. When I complimented a coworker for participating, he mentioned it takes the body 56 days to “replenish” that pint of donated blood. Is that true?
Bodywork: Is invasive strep cause for concern?
We’ve all heard of strep throat. But now there’s something called “invasive strep,” which I read is on the rise. What is it, and should we be worried?
Bodywork: Deciding when to undergo Alzheimer’s testing
A friend has a parent who lives with Alzheimer’s disease. Because of her family history, she has been offered a blood test to assess her own risk for Alzheimer’s. How accurate are these types of tests – and how useful are they?
Bodywork: No swimming required for swimmer’s ear
My son was recently diagnosed with swimmer’s ear. But I don’t think he’s been in a pool in years. What gives?
Bodywork: Do crosswords help prevent dementia?
Over the years, I’ve heard countless times that crosswording also helps ward off dementia. Is this true?