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What Can You Do So You Don’t Catch A Cold Or Flu?

I see on facebook and other social media, everyone is sick. Some of my friends have had to stay home with their sick child. I read more and more that people are getting sick and there are easy ways to avoid being the next bed ridden person.

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Tips for Surviving This Year’s Super Stomach Bug

Two weeks ago our 8 year old came home from school looking a little pale and saying he had a stomach ache.  That's when it all began.  

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Carsten Koall / Stringer/Getty Images
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5 Things My Mom Couldn’t Have Warned Me About as a Child

I'm sure you can come up with lots of things to add to my list. Or maybe crazy things your mom told you to be careful of that were myths, like waiting 30 minutes after you eat to go swimming.

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(Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)
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Decongestant Side Effect Kept Me Up ALL NIGHT!

Lucky me, I've got my second cold in the last month.  What usually gets me through the day is Advil Cold & Sinus.  It really works great!  But, I learned a lesson last night.  Don't take it before bed!

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images
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Infectious Disease Specialists Urge Flu Vaccines, Tis The Season

It's that time of the year again and while many people are scoffing at a flu shot because last year's shot had low effectiveness, why take the chance?

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Scott Olson/ Getty Images
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CDC Says Flu Season Could Peak This Month

The country has been hit hard by the Flu virus this year, and that includes the Northland.  Social media sites like Facebook is full of people complaining of the illness.   It also appears that it will continue to worsen, and the CDC said it could peak this month.

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Unexpected Flu Bug Visits Cathy Kates’ House

My husband Homie was feeling a little funky on Friday night.  He didn't really sound normal but he forged on.  Probably should have listened to the warning signs and stayed home instead of coming with me to the hockey game.  Who knew he had a 101.5 fever on the horizon?  Now, I'm playing nurse and washing my hands every five minutes.  I AM NOT GOING TO GET THE FLU!

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Joe Raedle/ Getty Images
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According to A Recent Survey, Majority of Parents Said They Would Pull Their Children from a Vaccine Lax-Daycare

Here's a hot topic for you.  According to a recent study by the University of Michigan's CS Mott's Children's Hospital, most parents are on board with vaccinations, and worry about their kids being exposed to children who haven't been vaccinated.

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The Never Ending Crud? Do You Have It?

It was September 5th of this year when I started to feel a tickle in my throat.  Next it was a sore throat, followed by runny nose.  A day later I had a full on crappy cold.  Usually colds for me last a week or 2 at the most.  Today it is October 24th, and I still have it.  Turns out, I'm not alone.

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Ken Hayes
Ken Hayes
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Best Over the Counter Cold Medicine: Advil Cold & Sinus

I am one of those people that gets a cold 2-3 times per year.  When I get them, they are bad.  Really bad.  Not like, "oh I'm a little stuffy," or "I have a scratchy throat."  I go throw on average 3 boxes of facial tissue for the amount of snot my body creates.  It is disgusting. 

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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
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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