Arkansas tick illness
|Updated: 4/23/2012 5:49 pm
||Published: 4/23/2012 4:41 pm
Arkansas is seeing more tick-related illnesses.
State health officials say the mild winters over the last few years is to blame.
Last year's case reports totaled more than 650 cases, nearly triple in 2010.
And this year, Arkansas health officials say we are on pace to have even higher numbers.
Tick illnesses can be deadly if not treated properly.
Symptoms can include the following: fever, headache, muscle pain, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and a rash.
See the doctor immediately if you have these symptoms.
Benton RX drugs
Prescription drug abuse is up nationwide, and especially here in Arkansas.
Coming up on April 28, Benton police are hosting "Operation Medicine Cabinet."
People are asked to drop off their expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs for safe disposal.
This also includes needles and syringes.
The goal is to see a decrease in the amount of deaths associated with drug abuse.
New migraine guidelines
New guidelines are set to offer the best medications and treatments to help those who suffer from migraines.
According to the guidelines, many prescription drugs and beta-blockers have been effectively used for migraine prevention.
Such as medications usually used for seizures.
Over-the-counter options like ibuprofen and naproxen and the plant Petasites, also known as Butterbu, is also useful.
However, no matter which option you use, a doctor should be consulted when dealing with a migraine, which can get better or worse over time.