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You’ve got to be kidding me: Monkeypox?!

Health & Wellness

Yes, it’s true: CDC has confirmed a case of the rare tropical disease known as monkeypox in a Dallas, TX resident who recently returned from travel in Nigeria. Here’s what you need to know about monkeypox. First of all, unless you spend time in central or western Africa, you’re probably not going to get it.

Is the HPV vaccine safe?

Families/Kids Health & Wellness Vaccines

A: Yes! HPV vaccines have been shown to be very safe and effective! Though side effects can occur, they are typically mild and don’t cause any lasting problems. HPV vaccination reduces the risk of HPV infection, genital warts, cervical pre-cancers, and even cervical cancer! Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a super common virus that is the

Update on RSV Infections

Families/Kids Health & Wellness

RSV (respiratory syncytial virus infection) is one of the dozens of viruses that can cause “the common cold.” But it’s one to watch out for: it’s highly contagious and unlike some of the other common cold causes, RSV can turn dangerous. Preemies, infants, young children; people with immune, lung, or heart disease; and older adults

Let’s talk about Lyme disease. . .

Health & Wellness Staying Safe

It’s summer. You’re hiking, you’re camping, you’re living your best summer life. So let’s talk about Lyme disease. Lyme disease comes from a bacterial infection transmitted via the bite of certain ticks, most especially the black-legged tick aka the deer tick. It’s very common in North America and Europe’s summer months. Early signs of infection

What is burnout?

Health & Wellness

The Mayo Clinic says that “burnout is a state of physical or emotional exhaustion also involving a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity.” Symptoms include cynicism, trouble getting started, impatience, lack of productivity, difficulty concentrating, and lack of satisfaction with achievements. Burnout can also affect our physical health. It can lead to