Why Every Last Mother & Child Needs a Flu Shot

This is National Influenza Vaccination Week, and Every Child by Two and Families Fighting Flu are working hard to ensure that families, parents, and individuals are exposed to the most current influenza immunization information, the specific trends of this flu season, and the facts about influenza vaccines for children, pregnant women, and health care workers. ...more
WOW. So sorry for your loss. I had no idea this was such a problem.more

An update

Just thought I’d pop in and give an update on how I’m doing with my Walking Pneumonia....more

Ginger, Honey and Lemon: Can You Guess How I'm Feeling?

O.K., which of you stuffed my ears with marshmallows and forced me to swallow a cheese grater? I know one of you is the culprit because there’s no other explanation for why I feel this way. ...more

A touch of flu

Five to nine servings of vegetables a day. Lean proteins. Fish oil pills fo rmy Omega-3s. Neti pot. Constant washing of hands with old fashioned soap. I do all of the things we are supposed to do to stay healthy except for possibly getting enough sleep and avoiding stress. Those two things are just not going to happen in my world, except maybe in a feverish dream....more

Airborne Saves The Day

  About a month ago, as I was preparing for a relaxing trip to the Carribean, I began to worry that one of the many bugs that my kids carry home from the preschool might just wreak havoc on my vacation plans.  I did the obvious stuff to keep myself healthy, good diet, exercise and lots of handwashing.  However, sure enough, right before my trip I felt an illness coming on.  It was one of those hit-by-a-truck feelings r...more

A hot drink to help fight the cold and the flu

A hot drink to help fight the cold and the fluProbably right now, you are a bit sick like me; you have the flu or a big cold. When we are a bit groggy: runny nose, cough, sneezing, sore throat, chilliness and tiredness, the whole shabang, i am making a great concoction that we call a Ponce. This drink is very effective for the blues of the long winter nights. Be sure you are making it right before going to sleep, because, you will sleep like a baby ! Here is the recipe. Ingredients 1/2 cup of orange juice 1/2 cup of water...more

How to Keep Your Family From Getting You Sick Over the Holidays

Sitting around the table, it wasn’t just the occasional family drama that made me cringe. It was the fact that my very own relatives were so distracted by the “good eats” that they forgot to take some simple preventive health measures -– things that could have easily prevented the germs from being passed along with the pumpkin pie. While the seasonal flu may not be very prevalent right now, I couldn’t help but think that it’s only a matter of time. While the flu is known to come on as quickly as our post-turkey comas, it’s symptoms are much more severe. Therefore, in an effort to prevent the flu from ruining future family gatherings, I thought I’d share some simple stay-healthy tips. ...more

Flu Vaccine? Ups and Downs.

As a college student, and daughter of parents who have both worked in hospitals since I've been alive, I have always gotten a flu shot. Every year, about the same time, I get a little stab, that eventually stopped bothering me so much. We've all heard the gossip about the links between vaccines and autism (among other things). After a little argument, with me defending vaccines, I decided to actually do some research (and not go on hearsay, which unfortunately is what I was doing...oops). ...more

Baby Vaccinations

We all have at least heard something regarding the endless debates over the past couple of years, that have been centered around baby vaccinations.  As a new parent, I tried to read up on as much information that I could, and also spoke to some of our friends in the medical field to make up my mind about having my son receive all of his vaccinations....more

When your child avoids school

Diagnosing the Mystery IllnessOften those pesky symptoms stem from anxiety, but what’s causing that?...more