20 Jul 19
Julia Kern

Anyone who knows me knows that I like having a plan going in. Whether it is a training plan, my day plan, or a route plan in mind, I like plans—they give me a sense of direction. Ironically, I don’t care that much about whether I stick to the plans I make, it is just […]

20 Jul 19

What are the symptoms of influenza – An Overview Learn More Here. Viral infections, as dreadful as it can be to listen to, simply just have to run their class, which may past around 14 days Together with the flu and 7 days with a cold. What Else In case you Know? Recognizing the symptoms […]

19 Jul 19
Seren Hikes the PCT

I started feeling a little off on the way out of Chester, though I was excited to be headed back on the trail without the extra weight of my snowshoes. A very friendly local drove us up to the trailhead after taking us on the scenic route to see Lake Almanor just on the other […]

18 Jul 19
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Pools, lakes and rivers are packed with people having fun in the sun. But, there are some germs and chemicals found in the water which can make you sick. We’re talking about recreational water illnesses. Dr. Katy Stordahl with the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital stopped by the WATE 6 On Your Side studios to talk recreational water illnesses (RWIs) for this week’s Caring For Our Kids. How do these illnesses spread? Kids are more susceptible because they often swallow the germs in the water or breathe in the mists or aerosols from chemicals. What are the different types of water-borne illnesses to watch out for? upset stomach causing pain, vomiting diarrhea (most often) infections of the skin, ear, respiratory tract & eyes wounds; because germs like cryptosporidium (crypto), norovirus and E. coli cause RWIs. Where are these germs found? Pools, Water Parks, Water Play Areas Swimmers share the water and germs in it with ever person who enters. Pool chemicals kill most germs within minutes, but some live for days. Hot Tubs skin infections like “hot tub rash” are common. The high water temperature in most hot tubs make it hard to maintain the disinfectant levels needed to kill germs. Decorative Water Fountains not all are chlorinated or filtered. Allowing diaper-aged children to play in this water, which is recycled, can quickly spread germs. Oceans, Lakes, and Rivers can be contaminated with germs from animal and human waste, water runoff following rainfall, sewage spills. How can we prevent these illnesses? Stay out of water if you have diarrhea. Shower before you get in the water. Don’t pee or poop in the water. Don’t swallow the water. Take kids on frequent bathroom breaks. no diapers in the pool Maintain proper chlorine and PH levels in pools