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

The Swine Flu Is Now A Pandemic

On Thursday the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the first flu pandemic in 41 years. But there is no need to panic, the H1N1 virus (swine flu) has not become any more lethal, it's just being recognized as a pandemic now because of the numbers of cases and areas affected. From The Wall Street Journal - Flu Pandemic Is Declared... ...more

Confirmed case in a parent of a student at daycare.  Mostly annoyed if it interferes with plans ...more

Swine Flu: Identifying the Symptoms Video

The swine flu epidemic is spreading as more international travelers come home. Unlike many previous flu outbreaks this flu epidemic is infecting a larger number proportionally of otherwise healthy children and young adults. As a parent it can be confusing to figure out what symptoms to watch for. ...more

Swine Flu Prevention: Kid-Friendly Tips

Swine flu prevention begins with easy steps even small children can do. According to theCDC there are everyday actions people can take to stay healthy: ...more

Swine Flu - Don't panic

Many of my friends are calling today, worried about Swine Flu, what it is and what they should do to protect themselves and their families.   ...more

Good points all. In our community, Public Health recruited teachers to be volunteers ...more

Beat the (swine) flu: 9 ways to get your kids to wash their hands

In light of the news about swine flu, Julie over at MomsToWork wrote a terrific idea filled post on 9 ways to get your kids to wash their hands. As a Mom of twin boys, she's been there and done that.    ...more

Worried About the Swine Flu? Common Sense Can Help Protect You

The swine flu is all over the news today, with good reason.  We've all heard the stories of the potential pandemic spreading quickly throughout the United States as well as the problems the flu is causing so far in Mexico.  So is there anything we can do to avoid it?  Absolutely! ...more

The dangerous overuse of antibiotics and creation of superbugs

For nearly the past month, my family and I have been battling a doozy of an upper respiratory infection, also known as a cold or the flu. It started with my daughter and quickly spread to my son and husband and finally to me all within about a week's time. The coughing, the phlegm, the runny nose, the aches, the fever, the gastrointestinal issues - we shared it all. Isn't family great?! ...more