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Wacky Health Practices That are Good for Your Health

New fixes for our most common health problems are always popping up. The TV commercials tell us that these fixes will save our lives! While these commercialized fixes may or may not help us, there are some interesting practices that have been proven to be good for humans. 381 more words


Meet the Parasites

The Pet Supplies Delivered Guide to Common Pet Parasites

They lurk in dog parks, back yards, and sometimes even in your carpet: pet parasites. They’re tiny, gross, hard to get rid of, but easy to prevent. 303 more words

Dog Health

How Facebook Got A Worm Out Of My Body

Everybody has a travel nightmare story and everybody has a medical nightmare story. Unfortunately mine combined into one hellish event that unfolded in possibly the worst town, in the worst country for medical facilities. 1,163 more words

Travel Stories

Dose 2. They're alive! 

Hey there! It’s been awhile.

My second dose of hookworm arrived this past Saturday after much “rigmarole”. I had asked that it be shipped to Florida (where we were spending two weeks of vacation) thinking that they’d have a better chance of survival due to the tropical climate. 267 more words

Helminthic Therapy

Parasite Profile: Hookworms

Life Cycle

Ancyclostoma caninum, commonly referred to as hookworm, is occasionally seen in our area.  Adult worms occupy the small intestine and eggs are passed in the feces. 439 more words


Dose 2. Inoculation fail.

Oh, hi! Long time no post, I know.

Obviously, there’s been a bit of a lull. My skin has been extra itchy and angry for about the last week. 283 more words

Helminthic Therapy

Sierra Leone’s hookworms

A new finding from an extensive study of intestinal helminth infections in sub-Saharan Africa, which was led by scientists at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute estimates that, of the 800 million people who live in sub-Saharan Africa, approximately 130 million (16%) suffer from human hookworm infection. 13 more words

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