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What to know about the rise of flesh-eating bacteria cases

Cases of flesh-eating bacteria, which refer to any tissue-destroying infection, rise in summer when more people are cooling off in bodies of water. The most common bacteria, vibrio, is often found in seawater and has the potential to be deadly.

How does heat affect medications?

You know by now that high temps and humidity can affect your mood, your child’s behavior, your pet’s well-being and even your favorite zoo animal’s appetite.

Mayo Clinic Minute: Learning the ABCDEs of melanoma

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops in cells that produce your skin's pigment. Regular skin checks can help you identify the warning signs and differentiate melanoma from noncancerous skin formations, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

Do wildfires put Californians at higher risk for lung cancer?

In California and across the country, more people are likely to die from lung cancer than any other cancer, the American Lung Association states in an August press release, as wildfire season is in full swing.