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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 …
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 …
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 t…
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, wha…
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 e…
Health Officials Have Discovered a New Flu Strain in Iowa
State health officials in Iowa have discovered a new strain of the flu virus they are calling "A/H3N2". The variation was discovered in a couple school-aged children and has popped up in a few other places around the country.
Symptoms for this strain are similar to that of the regular flu v…

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