February school vacations are upon us, and April break isn’t far behind. While families eagerly anticipate warmer temperatures, Maine health officials warn against returning with unwanted souvenirs: bacteria, viruses and parasites. One nasty disease carried by mosquitoes has worryingly appeared for the first time in the Caribbean, sickening at least one Maine resident.
Other top health stories this week:
Maggie Rudnicki, 5, first met Boston Bruins player Andrew Ference last March while she was preparing for a bone marrow transplant. Ference was touched by Maggie’s courage in facing a rare genetic disorder that prevents her body from generating red blood cells.
From our bloggers:
Wendy Watkins, Gym Class Dropout
It’s maddening to me because I know if others just take this one step, the results they want will happen for them.
Diane Atwood, Catching Health
For the first time ever, there are new guidelines for treating strokes in women, who have unique risk factors compared to men.
From the source:
Are Snoop Lion and model Kate Upton regretting their viral music video for Hot Pockets in light of the recall? “YOU, YOU got what I eaaaaaaat! You make the steak and cheese, that brings me to my knees.” Yikes.