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Do I have the flu? Flu vs Cold, and how to tell the difference

Posted by Jason Maude on Wed, Dec 02, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

Thanksgiving dinner is over and everywhere, Christmas shopping has begun. It’s the season for giving thanks, giving presents, and for those of you in a colder climate over December, for sniffing. That’s right, as the colder weather and earlier nights settle in you might find a cold striking. But is this a simple bout of the common cold, or are you in for a week in bed while you try to get over the flu and plan holiday get-togethers at the same time? We’ve put together a helpful checklist to determine whether you need to rest in bed, or just grab a kleenex.

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Topics: seasonal

Insect Bites and Stings | 1 Minute Read

Posted by Mandy Tomlinson on Wed, Jun 24, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

With the weather warming up and summer on our doorsteps human encounters with insects are more likely as they love the summer as much as we do.  Bites from fire ants, stings from bees, wasps and hornets are usually painful.  Bites caused by mosquitoes, fleas and mites are more likely to cause itching than pain. Did you know that reactions to the venom in insect and spider bites cause more deaths than bites from poisonous snakes?

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Topics: Isabel 1 Minute Read, seasonal

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Hay Fever

Posted by Jason Maude on Wed, Apr 15, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Hay fever season is upon us, and if you suffer from this seasonal allergy, soon, if you’re not already, you’ll be sneezing every minute and wanting to itch your eyes every second. Sales of antihistamine and nasal spray will soar and we’ll all be annoyed at ourselves for wanting spring to arrive. Think you know everything there is to know about hay fever? We’ve put together 10 facts about hay fever, some of which might surprise you.

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Topics: seasonal, allergies

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