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Nebraska: Kelly Leisure was bit by a brown recluse spider hiding in his hoodie from his closet.  He fel sick when he got home later that day and then spent the next 5 days in bed before finally going to the hospital.“If I would have been in that room for another 24 hours, I would have been gone,” Kelly said.When Kelly got to the hospital, doctors rushed him into...[ Read More... ]
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Two times in two weeks a fire was sparked by diy (do-it-yourself) attempts to kill bed bugs with rubbing alcohol, causing extensive damage in Cinicinnati, Ohio.The first on November 28 when a 13-year old boy accidentally set fire to an apartment building after dousing a bed bug with alchohol.  8 people were left homeless.The second late Friday on December 8, 3 people were injured and 10...[ Read More... ]
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The case of the missing pacifiers was solved when the baby's grandmother saw the family dog, Dovey, swipe one off the counter.  The Oklahoma family took Dovey to the veterinarian's office and x-rays showed the missing pacifiers.  Dovey had slowerd her eating and was vomiting for a few days.  Initially the vet thought there were seven to nine pacifiers in Dovey's stomach, but...[ Read More... ]
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Your Christmas tree could be infested with thousands of bugs, mites, ticks, spiders
A good reason to use a "fake" plastic Christmas tree or decorate your Christmas tree that is growing outside: bugs, lots and lots of bugs.  Most stores hose down the fresh cut trees, but that doesn't guarantee no bugs.  In fact, according to the ABC7 article and tree experts, "odds are you will be bringing as many as 25,000 bugs in with it."  That's a lot.Tree experts say most...[ Read More... ]
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Bone treats may be deadly for dogs, FDA warns
From the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) and in the news this week:Illnesses reported to FDA by owners and veterinarians in dogs that have eaten bone treats have included:Gastrointestinal obstruction (blockage in the digestive tract)ChokingCuts and wounds in the mouth or on the tonsilsVomitingDiarrheaBleeding from the rectum, and/orDeath. Approximately fifteen dogs reportedly died after...[ Read More... ]
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 Article on Quackwatch, the website that watches out for "quacks", or scams:Reiki is one of several nonsensical methods commonly referred to as "energy healing." These methods are based on the idea that the body is surrounded or permeated by an energy field that is not measurable by ordinary scientific instrumentation. The alleged force, said to support life, is known as ki in...[ Read More... ]
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A good reminder to check your doctor out online first, thoroughly - reviews, eductiona, law suits, etc.  18 year old Malachi Love-Robinson was arrested on Tuesday afternoon for posing as a medical doctor, practicing medicine without a license.  Unlike Leonardi DiCaprio in the movie "Catch Me If you Can", based on the true story of Frank Abagnale Jr., Love-Robinson was the head...[ Read More... ]
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Malachi Love-Robinson
A good reminder to check your doctor out online first, thoroughly - reviews, eductiona, law suits, etc.  18 year old Malachi Love-Robinson was arrested on Tuesday afternoon for posing as a medical doctor, practicing medicine without a license.  Unlike Leonardi DiCaprio in the movie "Catch Me If you Can", based on the true story of Frank Abagnale Jr., Love-Robinson was the head...[ Read More... ]
common bedbug (Cimex lectularius)
Two times in two weeks a fire was sparked by diy (do-it-yourself) attempts to kill bed bugs with rubbing alcohol, causing extensive damage in Cinicinnati, Ohio.The first on November 28 when a 13-year old boy accidentally set fire to an apartment building after dousing a bed bug with alchohol.  8 people were left homeless.The second late Friday on December 8, 3 people were injured and 10...[ Read More... ]
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