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By Guest Author On Friday, August 10th, 2018
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The Benefits of Installing Water Dispensers at Schools

Children spend a major part of their day in school studying, playing, and being busy with sports activities. This makes them thirsty at regular intervals, but the water they get from home in their water bottles More...

By Guest Author On Monday, June 26th, 2017
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Three Ways To Find Safe Drinking Water

Having safe water to drink is something that many people take for granted. If you own a home and have water, whether it’s city water or well water, you’re usually lucky enough to be able to safely drink that More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, March 14th, 2016
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Convoy of Hope sends trucks of water to Flint, Michigan

The Governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder, declared a state of emergency back in January and requested help from the federal government to provide clean water in Flint, after studies showed their water source was contaminated More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
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7 Techniques for Sleeping Well With Diabetes

It is estimated that 50-70 Americans have some kind of sleep or wakefulness disorder. The amount of sleep that an individual is able to clock in affects appetite-regulating hormones and glucose metabolism, which More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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Kansas measles cases rise to 11 after two new cases are reported in Sedgwick County

Just days after the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) reported four cases of measles, mostly in employees of Sal’s Japanese Steakhouse  in Wichita, KS, health authorities have announced two additional More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 12th, 2014
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Kansas reports Naegleria fowleri death in Johnson County resident

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has been notified of a fatal case of primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) caused by Naegleria fowleri, a free-living amoeba found in freshwater, in a resident More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Another ‘brain-eating amoeba’ death reported in Pakistan, 3rd of the year in Karachi

For the third time in a month, a man from Pakistan’s largest city has succumbed to the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri. According to a Samaa TV report, the 32-year-old man died at a private More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Pakistan reports second ‘brain-eating amoeba’ death of 2014

For the second time in two weeks and the second time this year, Pakistani health officials are reporting a “brain-eating amoeba” death in a Karachi-area resident. Pakistan map Photo/CIA Pakistani news More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 30th, 2014
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Pakistan reports Naegleria fowleri death in Karachi man

Pakistan, which recorded an outbreak of the “brain-eating” amoeba, Naegleria fowleri in 2012, which killed 10 people,  has recorded it’s first case and fatality in 2014 in a man from Karachi, More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
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CDC: DeSoto Parish water tests negative for Naegleria after uping chlorine levels

In a follow-up to a report where Louisiana officials raised the chlorine levels in the DeSoto Parish water system after the ameba, Naegleria fowleri was discovered in the water, the state Department of Health and More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, December 26th, 2013
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The Top 10 Infectious Disease and Outbreak News stories of 2013

2013 was a year full of impactful infectious disease stories with outbreaks of diseases not before seen in humans, diseases seen in new parts of the planet and miracle stories of survivors. Drugs not approved in More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, November 24th, 2013
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Man contracts ‘brain-eating ameba’ via ritual nasal rinsing in US Virgin Islands: Case study

Many people perform ritual nasal rinsing. This practice is included in Yogic, Ayurvedic, and Islamic traditions. Within the Islamic faith, ritual nasal rinsing is included in a cleansing process called “wudu” More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, November 7th, 2013
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Louisiana to raise chlorine levels in drinking water in response to finding Naegleria fowleri in water system

In an effort to control the amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, in the drinking water systems in Louisiana, The Department of Health and Hospitals on Wednesday issued an emergency rule requiring that water systems in the More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, October 11th, 2013
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Louisiana recommends increasing chlorine levels as citizens petition for safe water

In a follow-up to a story Wednesday, officials with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) announced that they are monitoring certain public drinking water systems to determine if they have residual More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
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Louisiana: Naegleria fowleri confirmed in DeSoto Parish water system

A month after 4-year-old Drake Smith Jr in Louisiana died from the deadly, “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri, while visiting a home in St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana and after the Centers More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
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Katie Couric to feature Naegleria survivor, Kali Hardig in October

UPDATE 10-7-13: It has been confirmed that Kali Hardig will be featured on Katie on Thursday, Oct. 10.   Kali Hardig, the 12-year-old miracle from Benton, Arkansas, who has captured the hearts of people across More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 21st, 2013
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Louisiana issues ‘Fact vs Fiction’ info on Naegleria fowleri after ameba confirmed in water system

Just one week after confirming the presence of the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri, in the public water system in St. Bernard Parish, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, September 15th, 2013
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Dispatch Radio: Amoeba awareness, Jamie Grace, war with Syria and other news

SEPTEMBER 14   Guests include: Jeremy Lewis, father of Kyle Lewis and co-founder of the Kyle Gracin Lewis Amoeba Awareness Foundation and Heidi LaMeyer, mother of Hailee LaMeyer, and Education and Advocacy More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, September 15th, 2013
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My list of the five deadliest communicable diseases

I was reading a very interesting article entitled “The Five Deadliest Diseases in History” ( no longer available, unfortunately) where the author looked at the deadliest diseases in history in terms of number More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 14th, 2013
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Naegleria fowleri and amoeba awareness: Personal stories and the great work from ‘Kyle Cares’ and ‘Swim Above Water’

With the summer of 2013 quickly coming to a close, the news revolving around the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri, has seen everything from the 3rd known survivor of this lethal parasite in Arkansas’ More...


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