Another Flu Season -Ahhh, the Memories!

Flu season will forever remind me of my father. “That’s an odd association,” I can almost hear you saying. “Was he particularly prone to the illness? Did a particularly bad case of it hit him hard?” Well, no to both those questions –aside from all his chronic conditions, Dad was generally healthy as a horse. The connection resides in his lifelong refusal, in the face of nurses’ please and doctors’ dire warnings, to ever get vaccinated. Those conversations arose at …

Want to Stay Healthy This Winter? Follow These Four Steps

Why is it that some people seem to sail through cold and flu season without a sniffle, while others can count on always catching that winter cold/flu/virus? Health magazine asked experts for the best, research-backed secrets for staying well. The article was aimed at mothers and grandmothers, but the advice applies to everyone. The number one tip was to get the flu vaccine, but after that, they suggested following these four simple steps: 1. Breathe some fresh air. Yes, of …

Is It Too Early For A Flu Shot?

How can you tell summer is over? Pharmacies are pushing flu shots. Yes, it’s that no-so-wonderful time of the year when we’re reminded that flu season is just around the corner and we all need a vaccination. But at least one doctor is advising his patients to wait a bit. USA Today reports that Tennessee doctor Scott Major doesn’t plan to start urging his patients to get the shots until later this month or early October. The family practitioner worries …