Respiratory Health

How to Build an Emergency Preparedness Kit

As I’m sure many of you are aware, last week health officials announced the first confirmed case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in the United States. Fortunately, just one person has been affected so far, and it looks as if he’ll recover. Still, every time a new virus rears…

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The Benefits of Oral Probiotics

…probiotics to colonize and flourish. Individuals with higher oral levels of the bacteria S. salivarius seem to never be bothered with colds or other respiratory infections. As we age, levels of this beneficial bacteria decline. It is important to supplement with oral probiotics, especially as we age, to prevent…

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How to Stay Healthy During Holiday Travel

…the way. A few years back, Dr. Jonathan Temte, with the University of Wisconsin, surveyed 641 air travelers and found that * 7.3 percent had a respiratory infection at the time * 35.3 percent had been exposed to a person with an acute infection within three days prior to traveling * 22.5 percent had…

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