Meningococcal Disease and Your Teen

(RxWiki News) Teens and young adults face an increased risk for meningococcal disease. Here’s everything you need to know about meningococcal disease. This condition is caused by a type of bacterium called Neisseria meningitidis. The two most common types of meningococcal infections include meningitis and septicemia: Meningitis results in the inflammation of membranes around the spinal cord and brain. Septicemia is when […]

Teens and Seasonal Job Safety

(RxWiki News) A seasonal job is a rite of passage for many teens. However, that rite of passage could put teens and young adults at risk for job-related injuries. Did you know that a teen between the ages of 15 and 19 is injured at work approximately every five minutes? In fact, teens experience about […]

Understanding Food Labels

(RxWiki News) We see nutrition labels every day on nearly everything we eat. But what good are they if we don’t understand what we’re actually eating? Here are some ways to decode the label and some of the ingredients we often see. Let’s start at the beginning. 1) Serving Size This is found at the […]