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Flu facts and keeping your family well

No doubt you’ve been hearing lots about the flu this week. And with good reason. The CDC tracks flu activity every year and this year they are reporting higher than normal flu cases across the U.S., with 47 states being hit pretty hard. It has peaked ealier than normal and this could be worrisome if…

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Cold and Flu Season: The ABCs of Prevention and Treatment

Fall is upon us and with the cool, crisp days and freshly stocked backpacks, we all know that flu and cold season is not far behind. It’s inevitable. Back to school means back to treating and preventing those viruses responsible for the common cold and flu. My kids know the drill: wash your hands before…

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Coughs and Congestion: Thinking outside of the medicine cabinet

Cold and flu season has descended upon us. As parents, we are always inclined to “do” something for our children when they are sick. It’s our innate instinct. We want them to feel better. However, relieving their symptoms and nursing them back to health does not always mean reaching into our medicine cabinet. In 2008,…

The Flu is Here

Yes, the flu is here. And by here, I mean right here in my home. Not just in my home…in me. I type this through a dripping, yet congested nose (lovely combination), muscle aches, and a fever that keeps trying to hold me down. No, I’m not looking for more sympathy…okay, maybe a little. However,…

Sick

Sore throat. Cough. Aching body. Tired. I’m sick. I don’t mean to complain but this mom is down for the count. However, as you know, moms don’t get sick days. Big Brother still has to get dressed and get to school on time. Little Sister has gymnastics and a special coffee date with her best friend….