Tricks of the trade for Flu Prevention and Treatment

Flu season is upon us and although we don’t know how severe this flu season is going to be, it’s best to be prepared.  Of course washing your hands regularly, avoiding touching your face and mouth, and the flu vaccine are good ways of preventing the flu, but their efficacy can vary.  Below are some […]

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The Gift Of Giving

True generosity is an offering; given freely and out of pure love. No strings attached. No expectations. Time and love are the most valuable possession you can share.”                                                       […]

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Color Me Thanksgiving

I recently listened to an NPR segment on purple gnocchi as a side dish for Thanksgiving this year. And, while thinking about what I would include in our meal this Thursday, I was reminded of all the beautiful colors in a Thanksgiving meal, the vibrant greens, oranges, and yellows. Purple was no where on that […]

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Best OTC Medicines to Treat and Prevent Colds

Best Over-the-Counter Medicines to Treat Colds Welcome to cold and flu season. As the weather shifts, and rain (hopefully) comes to California, people and their doctors prepare themselves for the coming cold (or colds). The common cold is a dreaded part of the fall and winter for many people around the country. Also more common […]

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To Take or Not to Take the Vitamin C story

To Take or Not to Take the Vitamin C story Vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid is an essential nutrient for human health. The importance of Vitamin C was first recognized by Dr. James Lind who discovered that giving citrus fruits to sailors prevented them from getting a dreaded disease known as scurvy which is a […]

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Four simple ways to know if you have the flu or just a cold

Answer these four questions to help determine if you have the flu: Did your symptoms start suddenly? The flu starts suddenly, often people can give an exact time that it started. Do you have a runny nose and sore throat?Common colds often start with these symptoms, the flu tends to have more generalized symptoms over […]

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What to do if you have a Urinary Tract Infection

What to Do If You Have a Urinary Tract Infection Burning, pressure, frequent urination. These are common symptoms in women with urinary tract infections, also called bladder infections. Some women don’t have any symptoms all except a feeling that something just isn’t right. However, when the urethra and bladder get angry, they usually let you […]

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