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The Top 10 Health Scares Of The Decade

With disagreement over baby bottle chemical (bisphenol A), what’s a parent to do? While the past decade has seen great strides in medical technology, it hasn’t seen solutions to all of our health problems. There were novel viruses that threatened to … Continue reading

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Deaths from H1N1 vaccine = ZERO. Deaths from H1N1 illness approaching 7000.

As of 15 November 2009, the World Health Association (WHO) is reporting that worldwide more than 206 countries and overseas territories or communities have reported laboratory confirmed cases of pandemic influenza H1N1 2009, including over 6770 deaths. So, the outlandish predictions that … Continue reading

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New Swine Flu Website from the AMA looks terrific

The American Medical Association (AMA) has just today unveiled a new Web site for patients like you who want to learn more about the 2009 H1N1 (Swine) flu and the seasonal flu. This free public health resource can help assess your … Continue reading

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FDA urges consumers to avoid buying H1N1 treatments online

CNN is reporting that the FDA is warning Americans to “avoid buying treatments for the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, online.” FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said, “Products that are offered for sale online with claims to diagnose, prevent, mitigate, … Continue reading

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Reason Three to Get the Swine Flu Vaccine – Previously healthy people are almost as likely to die from Swine flu

As I recommend the Swine flu vaccine in the office, most healthy adults tell me, “I’ve never had the flu, I have no medical problems, so why should I take it?” The reason was just revealed yesterday when the CDC … Continue reading

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Handwashing to prevent the flu: What water temperature and how long?

Most of you should be aware, by now, that frequent hand washing not only helps protect you from the flu, but also a variety of other potential infections. It also helps, if you are carrying a disease, to prevent you … Continue reading

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Parents, if you don’t immunize your child to Swine flu, you need to know this

Parents who are choosing not to have their child immunized for Swine flu (and, unfortunately, that may be the majority of parents), are being urged to watch for these flu warning signs in their children.

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Reason Two to Get the Swine Flu Vaccine – It Will Prevent Death

The good news about the Swine flu (2009 H1N1) epidemic is that, so far, it’s been very mild. Most of the patients I’m seeing in the office with Swine flu are no sicker than they would be with the seasonal … Continue reading

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Reason One to Get the Swine Flu Vaccine – It’s Safe and Effective

Up to 1/3 of Americans who are asked say that they believe the Swine flu vaccine is not safe and/or it has not been tested enough. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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Surgical masks may be as good as respirators for protecting against the flu

In an earlier blog, I told you about studies indicating that the only facial apparatus that is likely to protect you from the flu virus is what they call a “respirator.” This refers to an N95 or higher filtering facepiece … Continue reading

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Are you sick and worried you have the H1N1 (Swine) Flu? This blog may save you a doctor’s visit.

During flu season this year, you might have to wait a long time in a crowded waiting room before you can see your doctor or be seen in an Emergency Room. Some people with the flu need to be seen … Continue reading

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How to Catch the 2009 H1N1 (Swine) Flu

What’s the single most efficient way to catch H1N1 swine flu? OK, that’s a no-brainer. Having a sick person cough directly into your face cannot be a good thing. That gives you more than a 50% chance of getting sick. But … Continue reading

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After a tragic loss, family steps up in swine flu vaccine trials

News reports tell us about the fact that many parents are feeling cautious about the Swine flu (2009 H1N1 flu) vaccine. Here’s a tragic story about a family who chose not to immunize their children against the flu and their … Continue reading

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What do I do if I think I have the 2009 H1N1 Swine flu?

I’ve blogged before about “How to Tell the Difference Between a Cold and the Flu (or Swine or H1N1 influenza).” What used to be called the “Novel H1N1 flu,” or the “Swine Fly,” is now officially called the 2009 H1N1 flu. But, … Continue reading

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Experts recommend N95 masks over surgical masks to stop spread of H1N1

In an earlier blog, I told you that the only facial apparatus that is likely to protect you from the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus is what they call a “respirator,” which refers to an N95 or higher filtering facepiece respirator … Continue reading

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Is the 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Safe? An Update

I’m getting tons of emails and questions at the practice about the safety of the Swine flu vaccine (the Swine flu is now officially called the “2009 H1N1 influenza). Will it be safe? Will it cause cancer? Will it contain … Continue reading

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Will the Swine Flu Vaccine be safe?

At my practice, patients are already asking about the safety of H1N1 (Swine) flu vaccine – event though it’s not likely to be out for a month or two. Here’s what I am telling them. More Information:

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New H1N1 Swing Flu guidelines for businesses

NBC Nightly News last night, in their lead story, reported, “Government health officials have been brainstorming for weeks now, working on guidelines for what is expected to be a rough flu season and this time their focus is the workplace.” … Continue reading

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Separating Swine Flu Myths From Facts

With the world facing its first pandemic of influenza in over forty years, it’s easy to get caught up in all the hullabaloo that’s circulating about the swine flu. The CDC says the worst could be yet to come. So, they … Continue reading

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A Vaccine for the H1N1 Swine Flu: The Race is On — And What it May Mean for You

The U.S. is racing to make huge supplies of swine flu vaccine — and trying to figure out who needs it most — even as the pandemic sweeps the globe. What will this mean for you and your family? More … Continue reading

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Swine flu has summer camps scrambling! What’s a parent to do?

Cuts and bug bites, sprains and bruises aren’t all that children are at risk for at summer camp this year. News reports from around the country indicate that Swine flu is spreading through dozens of camps. Some have shut down. Some … Continue reading

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Updated FAQ’s about the Swine Flu Virus – including a question about face masks

Like you, I can’t read the paper or turn on a television or radio without hearing about the H1NI influenza. As I’ve done radio interviews for radio stations around the country on the topic, I find many are asking the … Continue reading

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How to Tell the Difference Between a Cold and the Flu (or Swine or H1N1 influenza)

If you’re sneezing, coughing and have a fever, do you know how to tell whether you’ve caught a cold or have the flu? At our clinic, as in clinics and Emergency Rooms all over the world, folks are calling in … Continue reading

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Swine Flu – Updated FAQ

Here’s an update on the rapidly evolving news about what is being called the Swine Flu. As more information comes available, I’ll post it here for you. Feel free to distribute this to your family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, and faith … Continue reading

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Swine Flu: Top 5 Reasons Your Should Not Panic

Public health physicians and medical journalists have a tough job when it comes to informing the public about the Swine Flu as we have to walk the tightrope between informing you so that you can protect yourself and your family, … Continue reading

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Swine Flu: Questions and Answers

What is the Swine Flu? How do I avoid It? What do I do if I have flu symptoms? These are all questions that came into our clinic today and over the weekend. Also, you can read a couple of my … Continue reading

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Swine Flu: What You Need to Know

As officials warn of the spread in swine flu cases across several countries around the globe, there are a number of steps you can take to protect yourself and your children from this unique virus. Also, you can read a … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Protect Yourself from the Flu (in general) or the Swine Flu (in particular)

Prevention of the flu, and protection from the virus, is really no different than any other cold or flu. Just remember “the simple things” are what work best – wash your hands a lot, don’t shake hands or hug or … Continue reading

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