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)...
September 23, 2014
Food, nutrition and health experts recommend that people should increase their intake of fruits and vegetables, especially to replace salty, fatty nutritionally-empty snacks. The Centers for Disease...
September 16, 2014
CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommend a universal flu vaccination policy: Every one six months and older should get an annual flu vaccine . Flu vaccination is...
September 09, 2014
This has been a busy summer for District Animal Control Officers. They have been collecting wild animals that have been aggressive, tangled with a domestic animal, or flew into the house (bats.) It...
September 02, 2014
Fall is a great season for outdoor festivals. Bright sunny days highlight the stunning fall foliage. Fall harvests of apples and pumpkins bring families and community groups out for a day of fun....
August 26, 2014
It is a time of the year when festivals abound, presenting the harvest of the summer in a variety of formats. Agricultural fairs are very popular at this time of the year, as well as apple and...

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