Today, marks the beginning of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM.)  As noted on the NBCAM website, there have been great strides in both breast cancer awareness and treatment over the last twenty-five years. But as anyone that is or knows a breast cancer survivor can attest (full disclosure: I would fall into that latter […]


What are cysts?

by wfnblog on April 17, 2012

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, oocsyts (commonly known as cysts) are “a stage in the life-cycle of some protozoa.” They are not bacteria or viruses, but one-celled organisms in an early phase of development, very much like a microscopic egg. Waterborne protozoan parasites, such as Cryptosporidum and Giardia lamblia are resistant to chlorine and […]