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Combat Flu Season By Making Your Own Hand Sanitizer

It's cold and flu season (and has been for a while).  We heed all the warnings.  Wash your hands, cough and sneeze into your elbow instead of your hands and stay home if you are feeling ill.  Of course, people are also using an abundance of hand sanitizer, which makes your hands dry out.  But, I found one that is alcohol free that you can make at home from jill at onegoodthingbyjillee.com

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Daniel Schweinert
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Resistance Is Futile: The Norovirus

Did you ever watch Star Trek with the Borg?   They, as a collective, would say, "Resistance Is Futile."  Meaning no matter how hard you tried, you would eventually become assimilated.  A week ago the Borg showed up at our home, in the form of the Norovirus, and my defenses began.

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Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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Get Ready For The 2013-2014 Flu Season; Use This Handy Link to Get Information on the Flu and the Flu Vaccination

It's the time of the year when everyone makes sure they have enough hand sanitizer at work, we remind people to wash their hands and stay the heck home if they are sick, and people talk about getting the flu shot.  What can we expect for the 2013-2014 flu season?

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Ken Hayes
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Does Airborne Really Work? Let’s Find Out

The entire world around me is sick.  The crud is going around.  My co host sits 2 feet away from me sniffling and coughing and touching everything.  I AM IN HELL.  I can't get sick, I've got two 13 hour days ahead of me.  So I'm going to pop some airborne and hopefully stay healthy.  So does airborne really work?

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Flu shots are recommended - Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images
Flu shots are recommended - Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images
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Minnesota Flu Deaths Back On The Rise

A brutal flu season is showing no signs of slowing down according to a report from the Minnesota Department Of Health.

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Flu shots are recommended - Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images
Flu shots are recommended - Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images
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Cold Vs Flu: How You Tell The Difference

Every flu season people get it wrong. Is it the cold, flu, or "stomach flu."  What's the difference, right?  If you're sick you're sick, but it's a good idea to know if you really have the flu, because the flu can be deadly.  Here's how you tell the difference.

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5 Helpful Tips to Avoid Catching the Flu

Unless you’ve been hiding out under the covers shivering, nursing a fever and clutching your achy bones, you probably know this has been a brutal flu season.

What you may not know is there are measures you can take to avoid the flu -- and most of them are pretty darned simple. So, what are they?

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Northlanders Crowd Flu Vaccine Clinic as News of Local Flu Related Deaths Spreads [VIDEO]

This winter reminds me a lot of the H1N1 pandemic a few years ago, and some health officials believe this flu season could rival that one.  With at least 8 flu-related deaths in the Northland already this year, clinics are getting very busy as people rush to get the flu vaccine.

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The flu vaccine is the first step, but not the only step to stay healthy - Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
The flu vaccine is the first step, but not the only step to stay healthy - Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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American Red Cross Urges Everyone To Get Flu Shot Now; Here are Flu Prevention Tips, Flu Symptoms, and When to Call the Doctor

The flu is in the news again this year as cases across the country continue to mount at alarming rates.  In Minnesota alone, over 900 people have already been hospitalized  this season.  This flu season is already being compared to the deadly pandemic of 2009 and, sadly, the recent flu related deaths of young otherwise healthy people in Minnesota are not the only such cases in the United States.  While the flu vaccine is not a guarantee you won't get the flu, it does lower your chances.  The American Red Cross is urging everyone to get flu vaccines now and they offer some great tips for you and your family to be aware of.

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Curious Which Friend Gave You the Nasty Flu Bug? There’s an App for That!

When you get sick you start thinking back to when and where you could have picked up the bug or WHO you can blame.  With the flu rampant in the Northland, this Facebook App might be just what you're looking for to find the culprit.

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Why Going To The Doctor Is A Last Resort For Me

This photo is a diagram representing the test that was performed on me.  This is why going to the doctor is my last resort. However, despite my best efforts, I could not make it to work every day while I was sick.  I had a cold that started around September 16th.  (It's my birthday cold, I get one every year.)  My wife kept urging me to go to the doctor.  I did what every good husband does... I ignored her for two weeks, then went in when I thought I might die.  Oh what a hassle that began:

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Starting October 1 Wisconsin Families Need to Schedule Children’s Immunizations with Family Physician

In the state of Wisconsin, it is important for parents to know that their children need to go to their family physician, rather than their local or state health departments.  Good to know now that we're knocking on flu season's door and the recent outbreak of whooping cough.

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