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The flu has disappeared!

Flu has virtually disappeared from the U.S., with reports coming in at far lower levels than anything seen in decades. February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors’ offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this … Continue reading

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Fluageddon: The coming killer epidemic!

In the fall of the year 1918, a bad and terrible flu swept over the planet killing more people in America than were killed in the last century of warfare combined. As many as 50 million worldwide died horrible deaths … Continue reading

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Proper hand washing more effective than vaccines?

This last October the 15th, a group of organizations launched an initiative that promotes hand washing as something that ‘can reduce the spread of often fatal diseases and acute respiratory infections.’ Its organizers estimate that hand-washing with soap could save … Continue reading

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Flu season 2010-11 starts off in strange fashion!

With the official start of the Flu season now just weeks away (October 15) here in the United States., reports by the CDC hint that something a little strange may be afoot. It seems the H1N1 virus that caused over … Continue reading

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America’s On-going Swine Science Experiment

On any given year, the US produces over 300 million tons of animal waste in it numerous CAFO or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations. One of the larger sites may house over 800,000 pigs at any one time. CAFO’s are known … Continue reading

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Pigs, the Flu, MRSA and You!

As fall now swiftly approaches, I find myself wondering about the flu and how severe it might become over the winter months. Last year, thankfully, the pandemic strain known as H1N1 fizzled out before it caused too many deaths. It … Continue reading

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The 2010-11 Coming Flu Season

In North America, the flu season is generally considered to be most active between the months of October to May during which time the virus sees a tenfold increase. It is actually active all year long, but right now, in … Continue reading

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A Rainy Day Fund. Uh! What Rainy Day Fund?

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Is the Flu Coming Back for a Summer Visit?

Georgia health officials are watching a spike in swine flu [influenza pandemic (H1N1) virus infection] hospitalizations, having the most in the country for  3 weeks in a row, federal health officials said Monday [29 Mar 2010].  It’s too early to … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts for December 10, 2009

Flu Advertising Blitz I’ve noticed that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched a new ad campaign Monday to encourage Americans to get vaccinated against Swine Flu. The campaign, titled “Together We Can All Fight the Flu,” features … Continue reading

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