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RECIFE, BRAZIL - JANUARY 26:  Aedes aegypti mosquitos are seen in a lab at the Fiocruz institute on January 26, 2016 in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. The mosquito transmits the Zika virus and is being studied at the institute. In the last four months, authorities have recorded close to 4,000 cases in Brazil in which the mosquito-borne Zika virus may have led to microcephaly in infants. The ailment results in an abnormally small head in newborns and is associated with various disorders including decreased brain development. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Zika virus outbreak is likely to spread throughout nearly all the Americas. At least twelve cases in the United States have now been confirmed by the CDC.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

You may have all heard about the Zika virus by now! It is an infectious disease spread by a virus that is known to be carried and transmitted by mosquitoes, specifically the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus species. These mosquitoes have also been implicated in the transmission of other viruses, including infections such as Yellow Fever, Dengue Fever and […]

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Mid adult mother practicing yoga with toddler daughter on top of her

Permission to Get Healthy

‘Tis the season for gyms to recruit new members.  We are a month into our New Year Resolutions- how are you all doing?   I walked past the JCC on California Street recently, and a huge banner hung out front exclaiming, “New Year, New You!”  If it was so easy to stay in shape, gyms […]

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