The Sporting Life: Five Most Common Sports Injuries

To play or not to play; that is the question.  Should we resist children’s pleas for permission, or let them face the risks of growing up into adults?  Well, there's no choice really, is there? If every parent in the world had their way, all children would be placed inside child-sized egg cartons, safe from the dangers of everyday life.  But kids will be kids…

Dont Bug Me

All bugs are insects but not all insects are bugs.  Not to worry though…  In North America there are relatively few dangerous insect predators.  There are examples such as Ticks which carry parasites and Lyme disease, to simple "don't touch" bugs like the completely flightless American Oil Beetle whose secretions can cause irritating skin blisters or many more simply called Blister Beetles that are more than happy to live up to their name. 

Zika Attack

There has been a great deal of attention given to the Zika Virus lately.  Not because it's new, but rather because it's prevalent.  Zika virus is named after the Ugandan forest where it was first isolated in a rhesus monkey in 1947. The first human cases were detected in 1952 in Uganda and Tanzania. The virus subsequently spread across equatorial Africa and Asia, where it was associated with sporadic infections.