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‘Tis the SNEEZIN’: Prevent the spread of the FLU

A pomegranate seed on my kitchen window sill. Yet another example of how my family learns life lessons in our own, strange ways. This is the story of how a tiny, pink seed taught my kids the importance of covering … Continue reading

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2013/2014 Flu Shot Review: Two Thumbs Up

This month Halton Region launched the 2013/2014 influenza vaccine. I got to be one of the first to experience the new 2013 flu shot – one of the perks of being a nurse who may come into contact with vulnerable … Continue reading

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Top Five Myths about the Flu and Flu Vaccine

This is the final post in a three-part series about the influenza virus and vaccine. As a nurse, I often talk to people in the community who are confused by all the misinformation that exists about the flu and the flu … Continue reading

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The flu shot is not just about you—it’s about those around you too!

This is the second post in a three-part series about the influenza virus, vaccine and kids. This year I have an especially important reason to make sure that I—and the rest of my family—get the flu shot. A few months ago, … Continue reading

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Is it a cold or the flu?

This is the first post in a three-part series about the influenza virus, vaccine and kids. As a mother of four children, I’ve dealt with many sick days and visits to the doctor. When my kids were sick, I sometimes … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding During Cold and Flu Season

Now that the flu season is in full swing, many of us are dealing with sore throats, sniffles and worse.  If you are a breastfeeding mom, and a “bug” has got you down, you may be wondering what you can … Continue reading

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Keeping Kids Healthy During Flu Season

Well the first day of fall has come and gone, and most of us have settled back into our regular routines.  For many of us that means kids are back in school or child care.  Wherever they are, they are … Continue reading

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