Pets are lovely. But make sure your pets are medically checked before you bring them home, especially before they are touched or hugged by your children. Viral infections such as rabies and norovirus and bacterial infections including Salmonella, Brucella, Bordetella bronchiseptica, Leptospira, etc are the most commonly infections can be transmitted by animals. Just remember HIV was initially transmitted from monkeys.
Try to avoid touching pets or even getting closer to them if you are not sure they are medically clean. Especially if you see some pets do not behave normally, such as bark more or more aggressive.
If you are bite or lidded by a pet, and the wound or the skin becomes red, swollen, esp. if you see a red line developed from the wound or near the wounds, please go to urgent care or ER to have you checked.
SEASONAL HEALTH NOTES:
Many people have turned on the heater at home. The room air gets drier at night when the heater is on. The dry air can cause cough. Here are some ways to avoid the cough caused by the dry air: 1. Have some warm water in a thermos near your bed, if you wake up, sip some warm water 2. Turn on humidifier with warm water (cold air can cause cough too) 3. Wet a towel and put it on the top of register, so the moisture of the towel can go to the air. Or hang the wet towel near your face when you sleep. If you start coughing due to the dryness, drink hot water with lemon and honey can help. Or cook a sliced pear with 1 cup of water and 1 tablespoon honey, eat the pear and drink the tea.
For other suggestions or more detailed information, please, check our seasonal notes online.
RECIPES: -- Pumpkin Pancake
Pumpkin is a very nutritional food. It has many nutrias and if eat correctly (without sugar) it is good food for losing weight, and control diabetes. Here is good way to eat pumpkins without sugar.
1lb young pumpkin without skin and seeds, 1/2 cups of rice flour or coconut flour or almond flour, 1 green onion chopped, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 2 tablespoon vegetable oil.
1. threads the pumpkin using grater or shredder, mixed in the salt, and massage the pumpkin until some juice comes out 2. mix the flour and the onion with the pumpkin to get all the flour moisture. 3. heat a nonstick pan with medium heat, add the oil in the pan 4. add 1/4 of the mixture to the pan and flat it with your cook ware, flip over when the bottom side turns light brown. When both sides become light brown, the pancake is done. Continue for the other 3 pancakes with the same way.
Serves 2 people.
Have a healthy, happy fall season.
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