Why We All Need To Worry About The Flu, And Some Of Us More Than Others

You have to look out for the flu, do you hear me? You, and everyone you know. That may or may not mean getting a flu shot - more on that below - but either way, watch for it, cover your mouth, wash your hands, see the doctor... do whatever it takes to contain it. Especially if you are pregnant, or know someone pregnant, or might possibly one of these days sneeze on someone who is pregnant. Because those someones? Their lives - and the lives of their babies - depend on it....more

I'm almost 6 months pregnant and my husband got the flu about 2 months ago.  About 6 ...more

Flu shots and you

Each year I get my seasonal flu shot. I never want to get the shot or the flu. I tell my kids it doesn't hurt, but they know better now. I get vaccinated because I am hopeful that developing immunity against the flu will help keep my family and friends healthier too....more

Autism news! Primate study links mercury in vaccine to brain injury

 I think this is BIG news!This new study found that monkeys that received a Hep B vaccine w/ the mercury-based preservative thimerosal had SIGNIFICANT DELAYS in developing important brain functions. Those who didn't get the vaccines developed normally.Autism now affects 1 in 91 kids and many believe it's due to the mercury preservative in many shots. ...more

The Flu That Arrived Early

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CDC: Keep Your Sick Kid Home. Your Boss: Get Your Butt to Work.

It's almost here: flu season, swine or otherwise. As always, the media is seizing on the opportunity to scream PANDEMIC WE WILL ALL DIE, but the truth beneath the hype is this: 'Tis the season for a virus. ...more

Like many of the other posters I was working while my older son was going to daycare from ...more

Pandemic planning could boost online education

Colleges and universities across the U.S. are readying themselves for a pandemic caused by the H1N1 flu virus. Or, rather, in the words of administrators at my university, the pandemic. ...more

This and other discussions about how to deal with the possibility of a swine flu pandemic ...more

New Federal Flu Guidelines for Business Plus Practical Tips

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have new federal guidelines to help businesses and employers prep for the upcoming flu season, which could affect business operations this fall and winter. ...more

Swine Flu: Back-To-School Tips For Preventing Flu

With back-to-school just around the corner...The CDC has just released its recommendations to schools for the 2009-2010 school year. I have to say that I am very pleased the CDC is taking a 'no need to panic' attitude towards back-to-school and the swine flu. I was worried they were going to pull a mandatory vaccine out of their aaass...(I mean) hat. And if that would have happened, it would have seriously thrown me off the deep end. ...more

The Flu Can Impact a Small Business: Some Tips to Limit the Pain

The recession and slower sales may prompt many small business owners and self-employed professionals to go to work if they have flu symptoms. In a downturn, going to the office and ‘working through the pain’ may not be the smart business move according to one health expert.  Dr. Mary Capelli-Schellpfeffer, medical director of Loyola University Health System Occupational Health Services, advises people who come to work sick are more likely to hinder than help their company. ...more