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West Nile Virus: If You’re Over 50, Your Risk Is Higher

Posted on 08/23/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthFederal health officials are warning older adults to take extra steps to protect themselves against the mosquito responsible for this summer’s record outbreak of West Nile virus. Thanks to the extreme heat and drought affecting the country, the mosquito that carries the West Nile virus has flourished. The result, say officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is the worst outbreak of the virus in history — infecting people in 47 states and causing 41 deaths so …

Cheap, Easy Tips for Keeping Mosquitoes Away

Posted on 08/6/2012 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsIs it just my imagination, or are mosquitos getting more plentiful and vicious every summer?  The other day I swatted one feasting on my arm that was nearly the size of a parakeet. That thing could drink Count Dracula under the table. See also: 23 Ways to Save at Home Eliminating standing water around your yard and neighborhood can go a long ways towards controlling mosquitos in the immediate area by denying the thirsty blood-suckers a place to breed. Empty …