Don’t want hepatitis A? Get vaccinated!
At last report there were
61 cases of hepatitis A resulting from contaminated frozen berries sold at Costco in several states. Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver, and the virus is usually passed along from an infected person through contaminated food. The CDC recommends the hepatitis A vaccine for all children, and for adults who might be at higher risk, such as … read on When an object breaks through the skin, the injury is called a puncture wound. Stepping on a tack is a minor puncture wound; being stabbed or shot are more deadly examples.
Luckily, most of us don’t need to worry about being shot or stabbed.
But puncture wounds are not uncommon (your mother taught you not to run with sharp, pointy objects, didn’t she?), and there are a couple special things …
Before I left on vacation a week ago, one of the popular health-related news stories was that in a rare show of bipartisan support, Congress was set to approve
a 75¢-per-shot tax on the flu vaccine. Critics of both government and vaccines in general jumped on this congressional tidbit, although for different reasons.
The more conservative media decried the tax, saying it was unnecessary and simply
a sneaky way for … read on
It appears that the 2012-13 flu season is especially severe and has not yet reached its peak, which is when the maximum number of cases have been reported and we start to see a downward trend.
In early November,
I posted about the advantages, health-wise and financial, of getting a flu shot.
It’s still not too late, and there is ample vaccine available.
FYI, it takes about two weeks …
health headline today indicates that the 2012-13 flu season is off to an early and strong start.
Flu cases always peak at some point during the season, usually in January or February, but sometimes as late as March and sometimes, apparently like this year, as early as November.
However, it’s not too late to get your flu shot. Despite the early start, flu season will continue into March …
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With the continuous remodeling of healthcare and health insurance, it seems as if there is little I can do other than ride the waves of change like so much flotsam and jetsam.
But I don’t want to be beach debris. I want a more active role in my health care and that is why I get a flu shot every fall and insist that my family …