Learn About Concussions, Sepsis, and Mosquito Bites

Learn About Concussions

Concussions can happen in an instant. From toddlers falling at home to teenagers participating in sports. Concussions are traumatic brain injuries that can hurt your child’s brain and may impact their development. Understanding the signs and symptoms of a brain injury may help you quickly address the situation. Learn more about concussions.

Sepsis Warning Signs

Sepsis in most cases is a medical complication due to certain infections and can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. It is hard to diagnose in its early stages because the symptoms can be signs of something else. It is one of the reasons why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is raising awareness about this medical emergency. Learn the symptoms of sepsis, because time matters in getting treatment. Mosquite Bite Prevention

The Zika virus continues to be a concern. If you’re traveling to Zika affected areas, protect yourself by treating your clothing with permethrin. The product can be used on clothing, shoes, bed netting and camping gear. The U.S. military has been using permethrin on combat uniforms for many years. Follow the product instructions and when done correctly, permethrin binds to certain fabrics. Do not spray directly on skin and do not over-treat clothing. Get more tips about using this pesticide. Learn more about the Zika virus.

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