Childish Fun in the Sun

The lazy days of summer are quickly approaching. Before long, carpools and homework will be a distant memory and we will fill our days with all sorts of outdoor adventures. What we all have a tendency to forget, though, is as soon as the sun feels warn on our skin is the time to pull out the sunblock.  For most of us, that means early spring! Think about it. How many times have you had the … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: My Flu-Free, Pro-Exercise Space

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Seasonal Influenza Flu Shot: what you need to know

The flu season became a bit complicated last year when H1N1 came onto the season. Not only did we have the familiar "seasonal flu" to contend with but this new player "H1N1". Last year we had added chaos because we had to not only get ourselves and our kids vaccinated against the seasonal flu but also H1N1 and that vaccine was not easy to find! Thankfully, this year will be much easier. Not only … [Read more...]

H1N1 and Seasonal Flu: what you need to know

H1N1 has sure made our lives more complicated, hasn’t it? It used to be complicated enough staying up to date with one influenza virus, the “seasonal” or winter flu, now we have H1N1, swine flu, to worry about, too. In other words, we now have two flu seasons instead of one. H1N1 and “seasonal” flu have a few important differences: H1N1 is a distinct virus from “seasonal” flu. H1N1 doesn’t … [Read more...]