Category: infections, vaccination, and hygiene

How you can cope with winter illness

How you can cope with winter illness

Don't panic over colds/flu, hints to get you through

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6 things you need to know to get through the flu season

6 things you need to know to get through the flu season

This week autumn begins in the northern hemisphere. Where I live, fall brings brilliant orange,yellow and red to our trees and shrubs,  the start of the school term and football season. Unfortunately,  fall also brings the cold and flu season.   This is usually the busiest time of the year in physician offices, urgent care … Continue reading 6 things you need to know to get through the flu season

Surviving Ebola, “Called for Life”- Dr. Kent Brantly

Surviving Ebola, “Called for Life”- Dr. Kent Brantly

  "Not the glittering weapon fights the fight, says the proverb, but rather the hero’s heart. Maybe this is true in any battle; it is surely true of a war that is waged with bleach and a prayer." Nancy Gibbs, Time magazine, 2014     Dr. Kent Brantly, missionary physician to Liberia Dr. Kent Brantly … Continue reading Surviving Ebola, “Called for Life”- Dr. Kent Brantly

Sorting out sinusitis- a Q&A post

After my recent series about antibiotic use a reader asked a question about sinus infections. "How do I know if I need an antibiotic for a sinus infection?" It’s really a 2-part answer, so I’ll answer the second part first, it’s easier. If you have a bacterial sinus infection with more than mild symptoms, an … Continue reading Sorting out sinusitis- a Q&A post