Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

General Information The conjunctiva is a thin clear membrane that lines the eyelids and covers the eyeball. Pink eye is the inflammation or infection of that membrane. It occurs very commonly in all age groups. It can be caused...

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Poison Ivy, Oak, Sumac, etc

WHAT IS IT? This is a contact allergy that is caused by urushiol oil. Urushiol oil is found on poison ivy, oak and sumac. The oil can be irritating for up to 5 years after the plants are dead....

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Preventing Common Infections

By spending a few minutes learning about how infections are spread, you may be able to significantly reduce the number of times you and your children become ill this winter. Despite many people’s beliefs, colds are not caused by...

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