December 16, 2014
In the winter months, the Emergency Departments of hospitals see their fair share of injuries from falls on ice or snow. However, there are many strategies you can take to decrease your chances of...
November 25, 2014
Shingles is like Act II of the play “Chicken Pox.” You can’t get shingles unless you have had chicken pox. Both diseases are caused by the same virus, varicella zoster.  The first time around it...
November 18, 2014
1. Salmonella won’t be a concern. 2. Uninvited guests will think twice next year. 3. Your cheese broccoli lima bean casserole will gain newfound appreciation. 4. Pets won’t pester you for your scraps...
November 11, 2014
There has been a lot of coverage in the media about the EV-D68 outbreak that is occurring in some parts of the country. As of October 11, 2014, according to information reported to the Centers for...
November 04, 2014
Ebola has been forefront in the media for several weeks and will most likely continue to cause a flurry of news activity through the new year. Media reporting can be quite accurate but sometimes the...
October 21, 2014
This column is “Short and Sweet!” Follow these ten steps to prevent flu, flu-like illness and colds this winter. Step 1: Get a flu immunization! Step 2: Wash your hands often. If soap and water is...
October 14, 2014
Are You a Grasshopper or an Ant? In Aesop’s famous fable, “The Grasshopper and The Ant,” the ant was busy gathering food for the winter, while the grasshopper played all day long. When winter came,...
October 07, 2014
How many “trips or falls” have you had over the years?  For younger people, most falls result in little more than a few moments of embarrassment.  But for older persons, falls can be much more...
September 30, 2014
We tend to think of shots (immunizations) as only being for little kids. But there are several shots for “big” kids, some of which are for all and some that should especially be considered for those...
September 30, 2014
Getting a flu vaccine used to be easy. You asked for a flu vaccine and you got one! Now there are many forms and preparations: Three-component (trivalent) formulations, four-component (quadrivalent)...

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