It Takes More Than a Virus (Flu Shots 2012)

An updated version of a post we originally ran last September. The more things change… It’s that time of year again: The annual insistence on flu shots. Last year, we were told to get vaccinated because, even though the vaccine was the same as in 2010, it might have worn off. This year, the word […]

Why Doesn’t Everyone Exposed to the Virus Get the Flu?

It’s that time of year again: The annual insistence on flu shots. But wait! This year, there’s a twist! In an unusual turn of events, this year’s flu shot is exactly the same as last year’s, but experts say you should get it again anyway. The vaccine usually changes annually to combat the three primary […]

Possible Antibiotics-Asthma Link & Other News of Note

Antibiotic Use May Be Linked to Kids’ Asthma Risk (WebMD) Infants who take antibiotics during the first year of life may be at a slightly increased risk of developing asthma by age 18, a study shows. The study also suggests a similar risk of asthma for children whose mothers took antibiotics during pregnancy. The study […]

10 Habits for Health Through the Holidays (Guest Post)

Looking to stay healthy so you can really enjoy the fast-approaching holiday season? Here are 10 easy steps you can take to achieve that goal. Given the number of people who already have colds and flu-like symptoms – especially now that the weather is changing – and our just having come through a holiday filled […]

Beware – It’s Flu Shot Time (Guest Post)

Watch out, folks. The flu shot mongers have started up again. You’re being urged to get one for yourself and your children. Well, here’s some vital information you need on this year’s flu shot. It is a video of an interview Dr. Joe Mercola did with Dr. Barbara Loe Fisher, the Director of the National […]

Your Body Was Made to Heal Itself

Check out the headline:     A high-fructose diet raises blood pressure in men, while a drug used to treat gout seems to protect against the blood pressure increase, according to research reported at the American Heart Association’s 63rd High Blood Pressure Research Conference. “This is the first evidence of a role of fructose in […]

Free Antibiotics? No Thanks. We Don’t Want the Flu Shot Either.

One step forward: With an epidemic of antibiotic-resistant infections growing, experts are warning grocery-store pharmacies that antibiotics giveaways are an unhealthy promotional gimmick. One step back: If grocery stores want to help customers and save them money during cold and flu season, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) says, they should offer free influenza […]