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Telling the Difference Between a Cold, the Flu and Covid

As hard as this may be to believe, in 2021, you can still get a cold, and you can still get the flu. Very likely, we will see fewer generic upper respiratory infections this year, because the steps we take to avoid Covid will also protect us from other germs. But, colds and the flu will […]

5 Foods You Shouldn’t Eat When You are Sick

Feed a cold, starve a fever. Or, is it, feed a fever, starve a cold? I can never remember, so I usually just go with my taste buds and feed both. But, what should you be eating when you are sick? Chicken soup would be the top hit if I surveyed a bunch of people. Toast or […]

Say “Good-Bye” to Germs on Your Phone.

No, it’s not a tiny tanning bed for your phone–although it kind of looks like it. It’s a phone sanitizer and charger all in one. The PhoneSoap Pro UV sanitizes your phone and kills germs in just 5 minutes while it charges it. PhoneSoap’s UV-C light is totally safe for electronics and can get rid of 99.99% of germs–even tiny ones that hide in crevices where your cleaning […]

The Difference Between the Cold and the Flu.

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 tolerance for pain, the flu is the flu and a cold is a cold. While […]

Eating to Boost Your Immune System

I t has never been more important to keep your family healthy than it is right now. You’ve taken your kids for their flu shots, you’ve stocked up on antibacterial soap and you’ve instructed your children to cough in their sleeve, to not share any drinks and to run for the hills when someone sneezes. […]

What You Need to Know About Gastroenteritis

Also Read: Everything You Need to Know About the Flu Kids and adults are dropping like flies, and it seems everyone has a nagging nausea that won’t go away. First if all, there is no such thing as the stomach flu, but everyone will know what you mean. Doctors call it gastroenteritis. What Causes Gastroenteritis?  Gastroenteritis can be caused […]

What You Need to Know About 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 is one of several antivirals your doctor […]

5 Things About the Coronavirus That Will Make You Breathe Easier

Also read: Coronavirus: Is It Ok to Travel? Type the letter “c” into your search bar, and a list of articles about the coronavirus pop up immediately. We are hungry for information about this latest virus, and so, are absorbing it from any source at high rates. Knowledge is power, but disinformation is dangerous. Also dangerous, is picking out […]

Maybe the Coronavirus Will Save Lives

As with any illness that takes lives, the coronavirus is scary. I get it. It is new and the media is milking it for all it’s worth. It is hard to rest easy when headlines are shouting death tolls and quarantine locations at you. Nothing anyone is saying is false, there is just so much […]

Why You Need a Thermometer

“Do you have a fever?” It is a simple question, with a simple answer. Either your body temperature is elevated or it isn’t. But, so often, when I ask this of someone or ask it about one of their children, the answer is, “yes.” “What was it?” I will ask (because it matters) and the […]

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