Friday, August 30, 2013

West Nile in Utah

West Nile virus has been reported in Southwestern Utah. So if your Labor Day plans include outdoor activities, make sure to use bug spray! 

- Use mosquito repellents containing DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus when outdoors. 
-The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that repellents should contain no more than 30% DEET when used on children. Insect repellents also are not recommended for children younger than two months of age.
- Wear long sleeved shirts and pants while outdoors.
- Remove any puddles or standing water around your home where mosquitoes can breed, including birdbaths, swimming/wading pools, old tires, buckets and plant containers.
- Report bodies of stagnant water to the local Mosquito Abatement District (MAD). 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Just can it

A new study showed that children who drink soda were more aggressive than children who didn't. It was dose dependent--the more soda, the more aggression. The difference wasn't dramatic, but it was there. Kids with no soda scored 56 on an aggression score, kids who drank 1 cans a day scored 57, 2 cans scored 58, 3 cans 59 and 4 or more cans scored 62. One more reason (as if we needed one) to encourage good old H20!

Read more here.