Health Hub


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Making Headlines: Dengue Fever in Paradise

Since September, health officials in Hawaii have reported 145 cases of dengue fever on the Big Island. Read about the symptoms and treatment of this mosquito-borne disease.

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Making Headlines: The Prevalence of Plague

Many people don’t realize it, but the bubonic plague is actually alive and well and living in the United States. Find out how it's spread and how to prevent it.

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Zoonotic Diseases: Be Wary of What Pets Bring Home

Although the spread of diseases from animals to people is rare, pets do sometimes carry germs that can make people sick. Learn more about common zoonotic diseases.

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An Overview of Other Tick-Borne Illnesses

Although Lyme disease is the most well-known tick-borne infection, there are many others that people may not have heard of, but of which they should be aware.

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Overview of Powassan Virus

Powassan virus is caused by a tick bite. Read more about this rare tick-borne disease and learn how to avoid tick bites.

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Health Hazards Posed by Rodents

Rodents, such as rats, mice, prairie dogs and rabbits, are associated with a number of health risks. Learn more.

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Q&A with Dr. Parada on Insect Bites and Stings

Learn everything there is to know about insect bites – from information on treating mosquito bites to different ways of neutralizing bee stings and wasp stings.

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Overview of Lyme Disease With a Focus on Clinical Progression and Diagnosis

Learn more about Lyme disease, which is caused by a bacteria typically carried by blacklegged deer ticks.

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Medical Expert Information and Advice on Chikungunya Virus

Read some important information about Chikungunya, a disease spread by mosquito bites. Learn about the symptoms, treatment and prevention of the virus.

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How Cockroaches, Dust Mites & Rodents Trigger Allergy Symptoms

Common household pests, such as cockroaches, dust mites, rodents such as mice and rats, stinging insects and mold are all major triggers of allergies and asthma.

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Diseases Spread By Nuisance Wildlife

Raccoons, bats, skunks and other wildlife are known to spread infectious diseases like rabies, Hantavirus and plague. Here's a lesson in prevention and treatment.

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How to Treat Bee or Wasp Stings

Stinging insects like bees, wasps and yellowjackets can inflict painful stings when disturbed. Learn how to remove a stinger and treat a bee sting.