Allergy Season and the Risk of Respiratory Infections

Don’t let allergies turn into something more serious!

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It’s that time of year. The weather is lovely, the flowers are in bloom, the birds are chirping, and the tissues are flying? Summer’s around the corner, and Spring is certainly in the air, but so are the allergens.

With all the increased activity in springtime, both from us and in nature, the pollen, mold, dust, dander, and dirt all get stirred up too. This not only exacerbates allergies but can lead to respiratory infections too – unless we take precautions.

So let’s look at why springtime allergies can be a double whammy for your respiratory health.

 

The Allergy Season

Spring through Fall are notorious for their higher pollen counts, which can trigger allergic reactions in susceptible individuals. Common symptoms include sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, itchy eyes, and coughing. These symptoms occur when the immune system overreacts to the presence of pollen, releasing chemicals like histamine that cause inflammation and irritation.

 

| According to the CDC 25.7% of adults, and 18.9% of children in the U.S. suffer from seasonal allergies. |

 

The Link to Respiratory Infections:

One of the lesser-known effects of springtime allergies is their potential to increase the risk of respiratory infections. The inflammation and irritation caused by allergic reactions can weaken the immune system’s ability to defend against viruses and bacteria, making individuals more susceptible to infections like the common cold and flu.

 

Drainage Difficulties:

Another way allergies put you at risk is by creating drainage issues. The constant runny nose and congestion that plague allergy sufferers are your body’s attempt to flush out irritants. However, this constant flow can actually become counterproductive. Mucus can become thick and sticky, making it harder to clear out and potentially trapping pathogens that could lead to infection.

 

What can you do to combat allergies and the risk of a respiratory infection?

 

    • Know Your Triggers: Pollen counts are a big culprit, but mold, dust mites, and even pet dander can trigger allergy symptoms. Identifying your triggers allows you to take specific steps to avoid them. Check the daily pollen count before you decide to spend time outdoors.
    • Medications are Your Friend: Over-the-counter antihistamines and nasal corticosteroids can significantly reduce allergy symptoms and inflammation. Consult  your doctor about the best option for you. And if a respiratory infection does develop then there are medications to treat and shorten those infections.
    • Be Proactive: Start taking allergy medication before symptoms even appear. This helps prevent the inflammation that makes you more susceptible to infection.
    • Minimize Exposure: Stay indoors on high pollen count days, keep windows closed, and shower after spending time outdoors.
    • Boost Your Defenses: Eat a healthy diet, get enough sleep, and manage stress – all these factors contribute to a strong immune system
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If you have severe allergies, a higher risk of respiratory infections, or even a weakened  immune system, consider having medications on hand for both mitigating allergic reactions and treating respiratory infections.

Amoxicillin, Doxycycline, and Azithromycin are some of the most common medication for treating respiratory infections. And all 3 are included in every standard Jase Case.

So get yourself a Jase Case for some peace of mind this allergy season!

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Ten Ways Parents Can Improve Their Child’s Health Today

Small changes can make a big difference!

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As parents, there’s nothing we want more than for our children to be healthy and happy. We dream of them skipping through life with boundless energy, tackling new adventures with enthusiasm, and growing into strong, confident individuals. But let’s be honest, between busy schedules, picky eaters, and the allure of screens, fostering healthy habits can feel like an uphill battle.

Luckily, even small changes can make a big difference! By making simple adjustments into your daily routine, you can significantly improve your child’s overall health and well-being.

Below, we’ll explore ten easy-to-implement strategies you can put into practice today to start your child on the path to a healthier lifestyle.

 

 

Ten Easy Ways to Improve Your Child’s Health:

 

1. Encourage Physical Activity:

    • Encourage your child to engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. This can include activities like running, jumping, dancing, or playing sports.
    • Take family walks or bike rides to make physical activity a fun family routine.
    • Consider enrolling your child in organized sports or activities they enjoy to keep them motivated and engaged.
    • Limit sedentary activities like watching TV or playing video games, and encourage active play instead.

| According to the CDC 20.7% of children ages 6-11 were considered obese in a recent study. |

 

2. Provide Nutritious Meals and Snacks:

    • Offer a variety of foods from all food groups, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy products.
    • Involve your child in meal planning and preparation to teach them about healthy food choices.
    • Limit sugary drinks and snacks, and opt for water, milk, or unsweetened beverages instead.
    • Make nutrition a family affair. Encourage healthy eating habits by eating nutritious meals and snacks together as a family.

3. Ensure Proper Hydration:

    • Encourage your child to drink water throughout the day, especially before, during, and after physical activity.
    • Avoid sugary drinks like soda and fruit drinks, as they can contribute to weight gain and dental problems.
    • Let them pick out a reusable water bottle with a fun design for them to take to school or activities to promote hydration throughout the day.

4. Promote Good Hygiene Practices:

    • Teach your child the importance of washing their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating and after using the bathroom.
    • Show your child how to properly brush their teeth at least twice a day and floss daily to prevent dental problems.
    • Encourage your child to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue or their elbow when they cough or sneeze to prevent the spread of germs.

5. Set Time Aside for Play:

    • Encourage unstructured playtime, as it helps children develop social skills, creativity, and problem-solving abilities.
    • Provide age-appropriate toys and games that encourage physical activity and imaginative play.
    • Limit electronic device time and encourage outdoor play whenever possible to promote physical activity and exposure to natural light.

6. Foster a Positive Mental Attitude:

    • Encourage your child to talk about their feelings and emotions, and provide a supportive environment where they feel safe and valued.
    • Teach your child coping skills to deal with stress and challenges, such as deep breathing, mindfulness, or talking to a trusted adult.
    • Keep a positive attitude and resilience in the face of adversity to teach your child how to handle life’s ups and downs.

| In a study from 2016-2019, 9.4% of children aged 3-17 years had diagnosed anxiety, and 4.4% of the same age group had diagnosed depression. |

 

7. Limit Screen Time:

    • Set limits on the amount of time your child spends in front of screens, including TV, computers, tablets, and smartphones.
    • Encourage screen-free zones and times, such as during meals or before bedtime, to promote better sleep and family interactions.
    • Monitor the content your child is exposed to and engage with them in discussions about what they are watching or playing.

8. Ensure Adequate Sleep:

    • Establish a regular bedtime routine to help your child wind down and prepare for sleep.
    • Create a sleep-friendly environment by keeping the bedroom dark, quiet, and cool.
    • Encourage your child to avoid screens at least an hour before bedtime, as the blue light can interfere with sleep.

9. Set a Good Example:

    • Model healthy behaviors, such as eating nutritious meals, being physically active, getting enough sleep, and managing stress effectively.
    • Involve your child in your own health and wellness routines to show them the importance of self-care.
    • Use positive language when talking about your body and health to promote a healthy body image in your child.

10. Schedule Regular Health Check-ups:

    • Ensure your child receives regular check-ups with their pediatrician to monitor their growth, development, and overall health.
    • Stay up-to-date with vaccinations and screenings recommended for your child’s age and health status.
    • Discuss any concerns or questions you have about your child’s health with their healthcare provider to address them promptly.

| 8% of children ages 5-11 missed 11 or more days of school from illness or injury, according to statistical data from the NHIS |

 

Implementing these things on a daily basis lays a good foundation for them becoming habits, leading to lifelong well being for your kids!

We would do anything for our kids, but sometimes all we can do is not enough. With circumstances outside of our control, such as natural disasters or extended power outages, we are at the mercy of the situation. Keep your family prepared, and their health a priority by having a KidCase on hand – just in case.

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Stop Ticks in Their Tracks: Prevention, Removal, and Treatment

Don’t get ticked off: Tips for how to conquer those tiny terrors.

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Unfortunately we humans aren’t the only ones who enjoy the nice weather this time of year.

Ticks usually go dormant for the winter (unless they have found a warm, hospitable host), so we tend to let our guard down when it’s cooler, knowing that they aren’t as much of a concern. But that changes as soon as the weather does. They are most active from April to September, just when we’ll be outside enjoying the warmer weather. It’s feeding time for the ticks, and we’re on the menu.

Ixodida. That’s the scientific name for ticks. But you don’t need to know that to know how much you hate the little buggers. They are almost everywhere we go outdoors, but we often don’t know they are there until we find one on us – after we’ve been bitten.

 

| In the last dataset gathered (2017-2019) nearly 50,000 tick bites per year result in emergency room visits |

 

 

Let’s explore some ways to mitigate bites, and treat them if they do happen:

Start with prevention:

  • Dress Smart: Wear long pants and sleeves, tucking pants into socks. Light-colored clothing makes spotting ticks easier.
  • Tick Habitats: Avoid tall grass, brush, and leaf litter where ticks lurk. Stick to cleared paths when hiking.
  • Repellent Power: Use an EPA-registered insect repellent containing at least 20% DEET on exposed skin (follow label instructions carefully). Consider permethrin for clothing (not directly on skin).
  • Post-Adventure Check: After coming indoors, do a thorough full-body tick check, including in and around the hair, armpits, groin, and behind the knees.

Tick Removal 101:

If you find a tick attached:

  • Don’t Panic: Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick firmly near its head (avoid squeezing the body). Pull straight up with steady, gentle pressure.
  • Clean Up: Disinfect the bite area and your tweezers with rubbing alcohol or soap and water.
  • Save the Evidence: Place the tick in a sealed container (alive or dead) for potential identification if needed.

Important Note: Resist the urge to burn, suffocate, or folk remedies for tick removal. These can irritate the bite and increase infection risk.

 

Seek medical attention if:

  • The tick was attached for more than 24 hours (increases disease transmission risk).
  • Part of the tick remains embedded in the skin.
  • You experience a rash around the bite or flu-like symptoms within a few weeks.

It’s important to know your risks: Check to see if you live in a region where the Lyme disease carrying ticks are more abundant.

 

Treatment with Doxycycline:

  • Effectiveness: Doxycycline is a first-line antibiotic treatment for Lyme disease, particularly in its early stages.
  • Treatment Duration: The typical course of doxycycline for Lyme disease is 10-14 days, although it can be extended for more complex cases.
  • Prescription Only: Doxycycline is a prescription medication and should only be taken under a doctor’s supervision.
  • Not for Prevention: Doxycycline is for treating established Lyme disease infections, not preventing them after a tick bite.

Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the U.S. with between 20,000 and 30,000 confirmed cases each year.

 

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Remember, ticks live where we play!

Since ticks are likely to be wherever we’re spending time outdoors, it’s important to be mindful of their presence. But since our adventures often take us to remote places, it’s also important to have the medications you may need with you.

Doxycycline is just one of the 5 included life-save medications that come in every Jase Case – and it’s not only for Lyme disease. Doxy is also used to treat respiratory tract infections, dental infections, skin infections, certain STI’s, malaria, and even certain types of food poisoning.

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Explore the Benefits of Outdoor Adventure

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An active family is a healthy family, and a healthy family is a happy one. 

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Stay healthy by getting outside, and stay safe while doing so. 

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and a gentle breeze is calling you outdoors! As this season graces us with its warmth and the days grow longer, it’s the perfect time to venture out with your loved ones, and soak in some vitamin D.

Whether you’re planning a leisurely afternoon in the backyard or a grand family reunion, the great outdoors offers a treasure trove of fun, adventure, and unforgettable memories. These activities offer a host of health benefits, from physical fitness to mental well-being as well as fostering a connection to the environment.

So, let’s explore some exciting outdoor activities that will keep the whole family entertained while reaping the health benefits of fresh air, sunshine, and physical movement.

Outdoor activities for the whole family. 

Hit the Trails:  Hiking is a fantastic way to explore nature, get some exercise, and breathe in the fresh air. Choose a trail suited to your family’s fitness level, and don’t forget to pack plenty of water and snacks.

Wheely Good Times: Biking is a low-impact activity suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Explore your neighborhood on a scenic route or pack a picnic lunch and head to a local park.

Park Playtime:  Head to your local park for a fun-filled day. Pack a frisbee or a ball for some classic games, like frisbee tic-tac-toe, or explore the playground equipment.  Many parks also offer features like biking or walking paths, perfect for getting some exercise while enjoying the scenery. Time Magazine suggests that as little as 20 minutes in a park can make you happier.

Skateboarding or Rollerblading: These activities can be great for family fun in suitable parks or trails that accommodate skateboards and rollerblades.

Backyard Bonanza: Transform your backyard into an adventure zone! Pitch a tent for a night of stargazing, set up an obstacle course with hula hoops, jump ropes, and tunnels, or create a fairy garden for the little ones.

Geocaching: Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

Splish Splash! With the rising temperatures, water activities become a cool way to beat the heat.  Head to the beach for a day of sandcastle building and swimming, or visit a splash pad for some refreshing fun. Consider geocaching for a treasure hunt adventure with a watery twist – look for waterproof geocaches hidden near lakes, rivers, or beaches!

Kayaking or Canoeing: If you’re near a body of water, kayaking or canoeing can be a peaceful and invigorating way to explore lakes, rivers, or coastal areas. Rentals are often available if you don’t own a kayak or canoe.

Cast a Line:  Fishing is a great way to spend a quiet afternoon outdoors and can teach patience and respect for nature. It’s also a fun way to introduce kids to a new hobby and enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal with your fresh catch!

Bird Watching: Bird watching is a calming activity that can be done in virtually any outdoor setting, including your own backyard. It’s a good way to teach children about nature and wildlife.

Rock Climbing: For families with older children, rock climbing can be an exciting challenge. Outdoor climbing walls or natural rock formations with guided climbs are a safe way to try this sport.

Outdoor Yoga: Practicing yoga in a park or a quiet, scenic area can enhance the experience by connecting you more deeply with nature.

 

Why do all this you may ask? Because it’s good for you! How good? Read on to find out:

 

Health Benefits of outdoor activities:

  1. Physical Fitness: Many outdoor activities, such as hiking, cycling, kayaking, and rock climbing, provide excellent cardiovascular exercise, helping to strengthen the heart, improve circulation, and boost overall fitness levels. Not everyone can be up for the same outings, so be sure to choose the right amount of physical activity for different age groups.
  2. Muscle Strength and Flexibility: Activities like gardening, rock climbing, and skateboarding work various muscle groups, enhancing strength, flexibility, and coordination.
  3. Mental Well-being: Outdoor activities offer mental health benefits, including reduced stress, anxiety, and depression. Being in nature can improve mood and mental clarity, promoting a sense of well-being.
  4. Social Interaction: Activities like picnics, geocaching, and group sports promote social bonding and interaction, which are vital for mental and emotional health.
  5. Cognitive Benefits: Engaging in activities that require problem-solving, such as geocaching or rock climbing, can improve cognitive function and enhance skills like focus and decision-making.
  6. Vitamin D Absorption: Spending time outdoors allows the body to absorb vitamin D from sunlight, which is essential for bone health and immune function. Sunlight has been linked to increased serotonin levels, and better moods!
  7. Stress Reduction: Being in natural environments has been shown to reduce cortisol levels, the hormone associated with stress, leading to a more relaxed state of mind.
  8. Improved Sleep: Regular outdoor activity can help regulate sleep patterns, leading to better quality sleep and increased energy levels during the day.
  9. Emotional Well-being: Outdoor activities can provide a sense of accomplishment, adventure, and excitement, contributing to overall emotional well-being.
  10. Family Bonding: Participating in outdoor activities as a family fosters strong bonds and creates lasting memories, promoting a sense of unity and connection.

But remember, stay safe while staying healthy!

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Sun exposure, dehydration, and heat exhaustion are the easiest things to neglect thinking about when everyone is having fun, and no one wants a day ruined by a health related issue.

Preparing for these and the other health related concerns should be a part of your planned day outdoors.

Here are some things to remember the risks of while having the time of your lives:

Dehydration: Prolonged outdoor activity, especially in hot weather, can lead to dehydration. To prevent this, drink plenty of water before, during, and after your activity. Avoid sugary drinks and alcohol, as they can dehydrate you further. Dehydration occurs more easily in young children and especially in older adults, with as much as 28% of older adults affected by dehydration

Sunburn: Exposure to the sun’s UV rays can cause sunburn, which increases the risk of skin cancer. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and reapply every two hours or after swimming or sweating. Wear protective clothing, such as hats and sunglasses, and seek shade during peak sun hours.

Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke: High temperatures can lead to heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Stay hydrated, wear lightweight and light-colored clothing, and take frequent breaks in shaded or cool areas. Learn the signs of heat-related illnesses and seek medical attention if you or a family member experiences symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, or rapid heartbeat.

Air Quality: Pay attention to air quality reports, especially on high pollution days. Avoid exercising outdoors during times of poor air quality, as it can exacerbate respiratory issues.

Asthma Management: If you or a family member has asthma, take extra precautions during outdoor activities. Ensure that asthma medications, such as inhalers, are readily available and use them as prescribed. Consult with a healthcare provider to develop an asthma action plan tailored to outdoor activities.

Insect Bites and Tickborne Diseases: Outdoor activities can expose you to insect bites and the risk of tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease. Use insect repellent containing DEET, wear long sleeves and pants in wooded areas, and perform thorough tick checks after outdoor activities. If you find a tick, remove it carefully with tweezers.

Allergies: Pollen, plants, and insect stings can trigger allergic reactions in some individuals. If you or a family member has allergies, carry necessary medications (e.g., antihistamines, epinephrine) and be aware of potential allergens in the outdoor environment.

Injuries: Outdoor activities, particularly those involving physical exertion or equipment (e.g., cycling, rock climbing), can lead to injuries such as sprains, strains, or fractures. Use appropriate safety gear, follow proper techniques, and know your limits. Seek medical attention for serious injuries.

Water Safety: When engaging in water activities like swimming or kayaking, always wear a life jacket, even if you’re a strong swimmer. Be aware of water currents, hidden hazards, and water quality. Supervise children closely around water.

Wildlife Encounters: In areas with wildlife, such as parks or hiking trails, respect their space and do not approach or feed them. Be aware of your surroundings and know how to respond if you encounter wildlife. Keep food securely stored to avoid attracting animals.

Weather Hazards: Be prepared for changes in weather conditions. Check the forecast before heading outdoors and bring appropriate clothing and gear. Avoid outdoor activities during severe weather conditions such as thunderstorms or extreme heat.

Safety Gear: Use appropriate safety gear for each activity, such as helmets for cycling and rock climbing, to reduce the risk of injury. Check equipment regularly for wear and tear.

Taking precautions for the safety of all these activities will help ensure that everyone has a great time outdoors, and no one comes home with a new injury or negative experience. 

 

Being prepared is always better.

Our Jase Case, and Kid Case are perfect to have on hand to stave off concerns of some of these risks, and treat them if they do happen. Allergies, skin irritations, tick-borne diseases, and asthma management are just a few of the things the medications in a Jase Case can treat. 

A great day outdoors can make memories that last a lifetime. Make them good memories. 

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Avian Influenza (Bird Flu): It’s Resurgence, Risks, and Treatment

The Importance of Timely Antibiotic Intervention

They call it the bird flu, but it also affects other animals, and people.

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Making an Unwelcome Comeback

Back in the mid to late 2000’s the bird flu was on a devastating path around the world – killing 53% of humans who contracted it. States of emergency were declared, experimental vaccines developed, and antiviral drugs (such as Oseltamivir) were stockpiled. Since then it was pretty much relegated to wild bird populations, until recently. 

The bird flu has been around for decades and is a constant health risk to wild bird populations, but it normally stays there, amongst wild birds. In more recent years however, it has infiltrated other birds, including commercial poultry animals, and beyond. 

The Current Situation:

In recent months, the world has been grappling with a concerning resurgence of the avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu. This highly pathogenic influenza results in a viral infection, primarily affecting birds, but has raised alarms due to its potential to spread to other birds and mammals, including humans.

The H5N1 strain has been affecting wild birds in the United States since about 1996, but lately has also spread to poultry farms, leading to the culling of millions of birds to prevent further spread. But this has only been partially successful. 

In late March 2024, the virus was detected in dairy cattle in Texas and Kansas, marking the first time it was found in mammals in the U.S. this year.

And there have been two confirmed human cases in the U.S. so far this year. 

The current outbreak of bird flu has been primarily attributed to the H5N1 and the more recent H5N8 strains of the virus. These strains are highly pathogenic, meaning they can cause severe illness and death in birds. The virus is primarily spread through contact with infected birds or their droppings, though it can also be transmitted through contaminated surfaces or objects. It was exposure due to close proximity to infected animals that caused the two human cases. One case involved a worker at a farm with infected cows, and the other case involved a worker at a poultry facility.

 

Risks to Humans:

While H5N1 can infect humans through close contact with infected birds or mammals, the current risk to the general public is considered relatively low. The CDC’s avian influenza risk information changes, and gets updated regularly though.  However it is a non-zero risk. The two human cases in the U.S. this year involved direct contact with infected animals, but there is currently no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission. 

When contracted, the H5N1 strain in particular, has been known to cause severe respiratory illness in humans, with a potential for prolonged health complications if not treated effectively.

Another strain of concern, H5N8, has also shown the ability to infect humans. While human cases of H5N8 have been limited so far, the potential for the virus to mutate and become more transmissible among humans is a significant concern. 

Genetic changes in the virus have enabled the bird flu to spread from wild birds to poultry animals and other mammals, including livestock and humans. And while it doesn’t pose an immediate risk to the general public, the time to prepare yourself for it is before it gets worse – not after.

 

What can we do?

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While we can’t avoid wild birds or poultry altogether, here are some steps we can take to reduce the risks of infection:

 

  1. Avoid Contact with Sick or Dead Birds: Do not handle sick or dead birds, including poultry. If you must handle them, use gloves and other protective gear, and wash your hands thoroughly afterward.
  2. Practice Good Hygiene: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially after handling birds or visiting places where birds are present. Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth, with unwashed hands.
  3. Cook Poultry Thoroughly: Ensure that poultry, including eggs, is cooked thoroughly before consumption. Cooking at temperatures of 165°F (74°C) kills the bird flu virus.
  4. Avoid Contaminated Surfaces: Avoid contact with surfaces or objects that may be contaminated with bird droppings or secretions.
  5. Limit Exposure to Live Birds: Minimize visits to live bird markets or farms where poultry are raised, especially in areas experiencing bird flu outbreaks.
  6. Stay Informed: Stay updated on the latest developments regarding bird flu outbreaks in your area and follow the advice of health authorities.
  7. Be equipped to treat an infection if it occurs. Keep an antiviral medication on hand. 

 

Antivirals treat Avian Influenza

Antiviral medications, such as Oseltamivir, remain the preferred intervention method for most influenzas including the bird flu. Stopping a viral infection as soon as possible yields the best outcome for patients, and having a medication kit that includes an antiviral is key to being able to intervene quickly in an infection. Early treatment means you’ll feel better faster, and have less disruption to your daily life. It also means you’ll reduce the likelihood of developing further complications.

Our Jase Case  – already full of life saving medications – is also completely customizable, and can be configured to include the antiviral Oseltamivir 75 mg (10 pack) so you have a weapon to wield against the bird flu (and other influenzas).

Customize your Jase Case today, for some certainty in an uncertain world. 

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From asthma to allergic reactions, to arthritis, Methylprednisolone is a highly effective corticosteroid.What is Methylprednisolone? Methylprednisolone (Medrol Dosepak™) is a versatile corticosteroid medication widely used to treat a variety of inflammatory and...

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High Cholesterol: Are You At Risk? What Can You Do?

High Cholesterol: Are You At Risk? What Can You Do?

High cholesterol is an issue for many. But nearly half of sufferers aren't aware, or treating their condition.Cholesterol: necessary in the right amounts, dangerous in high levels. High cholesterol is a prevalent health issue in the United States, affecting millions...

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Ivermectin: Just the Facts

Ivermectin: Just the Facts

Let's clear the air about this maligned medication.The Ivermectin Imbroglio Ivermectin has stirred many conversations - some very heated, and very public - in the past few years, but before 2020 many of you might not have even heard of the drug before. With all the...

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