Jennifer Lee

August 29, 2019
Officials urge residents to take precautions after EEE found in Stonington, North Stonington – The Westerly Sun

Officials urge residents to take precautions after EEE found in Stonington, North Stonington – The Westerly Sun

STONINGTON  Town and health district officials are urging area residents to take precautions after mosquitoes collected in the region tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Data collected and analyzed through the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment…
August 29, 2019
VAI, Pine Rest study: Can suicide risk be ID’d in blood? – WOODTV.com

VAI, Pine Rest study: Can suicide risk be ID’d in blood? – WOODTV.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) A lab inside the Van Andel Institute in downtown Grand Rapids is on the frontlines of the battle against America’s increasing suicide rate. Dr. Lena Brundin from VAI is teaming up with Dr. Eric Achtyes from Pine Rest Christian Ment…
August 28, 2019
West Nile virus found in Manchester while southern towns on alert for EEE – WMUR Manchester

West Nile virus found in Manchester while southern towns on alert for EEE – WMUR Manchester

SALEM, N.H. —The threat of mosquito-borne illnesses is increasing in New Hampshire, with West Nile virus detected for the first time this season in Manchester and the risk level for Eastern equine encephalitis rising in Salem. New Hampshire health officials …
August 28, 2019
Red wine benefits linked to better gut health, study finds – Medical Xpress

Red wine benefits linked to better gut health, study finds – Medical Xpress

A study from King's College London has found that people who drank red wine had an increased gut microbiota diversity (a sign of gut health) compared to non-red wine drinkers as well as an association with lower levels of obesity and 'bad' cholesterol. In a …
August 28, 2019
CDC advising people to get vaccinated before flu season starts – WWLP.com

CDC advising people to get vaccinated before flu season starts – WWLP.com

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Flu season will be here before you know it. The Centers for Disease Control in Washington D.C. says the flu season is expected to begin October 1, as it did last year. They urge people to get a flu shot in September. Christi Masc…
August 27, 2019
1 dead, 27 infected after Hepatitis A outbreak at N.J. golf club, officials say – NJ.com

1 dead, 27 infected after Hepatitis A outbreak at N.J. golf club, officials say – NJ.com

A person who contracted Hepatitis A from a food handler at a Mendham golf club last month has died, officials said. The Morris County Office of Health Management said 27 people contracted Hepatitis A from an infected food handler at the Mendham Golf & Te…
August 27, 2019
3 possible human cases of deadly mosquito virus EEE being investigated in Michigan – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

3 possible human cases of deadly mosquito virus EEE being investigated in Michigan – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan health officials are putting out a warning as it investigates three possible human cases of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). According to the CDC, the rare but deadly mosquito-borne virus can cause brain infections and swelling. O…
August 27, 2019
This easy exercise exam can give you clues about your heart health – The Philadelphia Inquirer

This easy exercise exam can give you clues about your heart health – The Philadelphia Inquirer

Is your ticker healthy enough to pass a test? Heart disease is the leading cause of mortality in America. And yet, many of us dont consider the condition of our heart until there is a life-threatening problem. There are a number of contributing factors that i…
August 26, 2019
5 Hidden Dangers in International Travel – Medscape

5 Hidden Dangers in International Travel – Medscape

We live in an interconnected world. In fact, tourism is now the world's third largest export.[1] A few hot spots attracted most US travelers in the past, but your patients will increasingly be visiting far-flung locations that are truly global. Travel puts a…