Dr. Joe Kanter stresses the importance of receiving the flu vaccine by the end of October. Free flu vaccines are available at pharmacies and parish health units for those without health insurance. Louisiana is one of seven states with VERY High flu activity making it especially important for high-risk populations. Taking preventative action can avoid a peak in flu cases.
Unfortunately for Louisiana, we did rank among the states with the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases. The CDC has reported increased sexually transmitted diseases in the United States. according to USN, there have been more than 2.5 million cases of chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea reported in 2021, the most recent year for which data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was reported.
When it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, it's not just about diet and exercise. It's also about the products we use in our daily lives, including laundry detergents. Many commonly available laundry detergents contain toxic ingredients like 1,4-dioxane, SLS/SLES, parabens, phosphates, sulfates, synthetic dyes, optical brighteners, and more. These chemicals can have adverse effects on our health, and they can be absorbed through our skin, our body's largest organ.