December 15, 2015
As we move forward in cold and flu season, the mass marketing of products gets going in full-force. There are the old familiars-decongestants, antihistamines, cough syrups and analgesics (pain and...
December 08, 2015
Who (besides Chevy Chase in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation) would ever think that decorating for the holidays would result in sending thousands of people to the emergency room? Various studies...
December 01, 2015
People with allergies and chronic sinus trouble suffer with stuffed nasal passages, especially at times when pollen counts are high. Some try over-the-counter pills and nasal sprays. Others use...
November 24, 2015
There is an age-old problem of what to do with the leftovers from a big holiday dinner or from an everyday meal. In some homes, leftovers are out of the question and are promptly dumped. It is a...
November 17, 2015
The best “medicine” for flu is prevention! You have heard this before. The most important current flu prevention tool we currently have is a flu shot. Granted, it is not always the perfect match to...
November 10, 2015
If you have ever cooked a turkey, you probably have done it the traditional way: roast it in a conventional oven! Some have gotten adventurous and have used “commercial cooking bags” (which do cut...
November 03, 2015
Beginning in late October, fresh cranberries begin to appear in supermarkets. By January they are usually gone.  (Did you know you can freeze the bags of fresh cranberries for up to a year?) These...
October 27, 2015
It’s the beginning of cold and flu season. No one likes a cold. You don’t feel sick enough to be in bed, yet you don’t quite have your usual energy and those sneezy, drippy symptoms are annoying!...
October 20, 2015
Step 1: Get a flu immunization! Science has demonstrated that this is the most effective tool we currently have to prevent flu. Step 2: Wash your hands often. If soap and water is not available, use...
October 13, 2015
If you get a flu shot, you may think you don’t need a pneumonia shot. However, this is not true. A flu shot may help to prevent complications like certain types of pneumonia, but pneumonia shots...

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