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Karen Latimer

Karen is a Family Physician, founder and president of Tips From Town. She loves combining all she learned as a doctor with all she continues to learn as a mom of five to bring you interesting, useful and fun information on the Family Pages.

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5 New Year Resolutions for Your Home

New Years is all about making resolutions and creating a better version of you. Like many, you may have resolved to lose weight, work out more, and get your finances in order. Great goals, but what about your home? Your home is not only important in terms of aesthetics, but also in the feeling you get while you are […]

Why is the first month called January?

Find the answer here.

Should You Take Tamiflu?

Also read: Everything You Need to Know About the Flu You or someone in your family was just diagnosed with the flu. Now what? Just like the flu shot, there is a lot of controversy about Tamiflu, and with it, lots of misinformation. Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) is an anti-viral medication, which has its limitations. It […]

Put the Oxygen Mask on for You

You don't need to breathe comfortably for someone else all the time.

Is It a Cold or the Flu?

Also Read: Everything You Need to Know About the Flu This Year Generally, when women get a runny nose, headache and a sore throat, they say they just have a little cold. When men get the exact same symptoms, they need to climb into bed with the “flu.” Regardless though of the subjective experience and your […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Flu

Yes, it is that time of year again … cold and flu season. We’ve got you covered, from prevention to treatment. The Flu is Here TAMIFLU: Does It Really Cure the Flu? GERM ALERT: Are Your Gloves Making You Sick? TRY A HOMEMADE REMEDY: Homemade Honey & Onion Remedy for Coughs and Colds THE STOMACH FLU: What […]

What Germs Are Lurking in Your Gloves & Mittens?

Republished from 2018 Yesterday, on Good Morning America, I was asked to comment about the danger of the the flu virus attaching itself to the gloves we wear to keep our hands warm. I’ll jump at the chance to talk about the flu, which has killed more than 100 people including 20 children and has […]

Homemade Cure for Colds & Coughs

My sister, Michelle, has four little boys and swears by this home remedy for a cough, and I just made a batch for my kids, who have been coughing for four days. Ingredients 1 small onion honey Directions Cut a small onion and place in a bowl. Cover completely with honey. (I use local because there is some […]

The Flu is Here

What do you need to know to protect your family?

The School Lunch Controversy

The headline is “Trump is ruining the health of our school children.” Add it to the list of reasons to pray for change in 2020. However, as much as I’d like to place the blame on El Presidente, rationally, this isn’t going to make much of a difference. If you haven’t read about it, here is […]

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