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Explaining the Coronavirus to Kids

The coronavirus is all over the news so there’s a good chance your kids–even little kids–have heard about it. So if they’re having some anxiety about it, check out “Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus” that was created by NPR News. Our school system sent this link out to parents today. It’s a comic strip that helps […]

What the Fear of Coronavirus Says About Us

Also Read: What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus The novel coronavirus is making people sick. People have died, and that is tragic. However, should we be in this much of a panic about it? It is a threat to global health, but then again, so is the flu and we don’t tend to worry […]

What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

Updated: February 3,2020 For the latest updates, check out the CDC; they are updating this page regularly. If you are hearing soundbites about the coronavirus, you may be feeling some anxiety about what it means for you and your family. This happens every time we hear of an outbreak of a novel virus, especially when it […]

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? […]

Flu Season 2019 – 2020

What do you need to know to protect your family?

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus: 7 Things You Should Know

EEEV is making headlines. That’s Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus. The CDC documents an average of 7 cases per year, but this year, there are about 30 nationwide. According to the latest reports, nine people have died. Check with your local health department for statistics in your area. What you need to know: 1. The virus is transmitted through mosquitoes. […]

What You Need to Know about EEE

EEEV is making headlines. That’s Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus. The CDC documents an average of 7 cases per year, but this year, there are about 30 nationwide. According to the latest reports, nine people have died. Check with your local health department for statistics in your area. What you need to know: The virus is transmitted through […]

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 […]

Can Your Gloves Get You Sick?

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 officially become an […]

The Uptick in Ticks: What you need to know

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