| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:39 PM
The Orange County Health Department is offering free flu shots at three locations:
* Thursday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Barnett Park, Dolphin Room, 4801 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando.
* Friday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Renaissance...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Pity the heavy metal band seeking respect in a world obsessed with Justin Bieber, Kanye West and whatever it was that Miley Cyrus was doing at the VMAs.
Somehow, venerable rockers Avenged Sevenfold managed to fight through the pop clutter to top the...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:44 AM
Reports of herpes-infested monkeys gliding through Florida’s trees were circulated around the web last week, and oddly enough, the reports are true.
But it’s probably not the kind of herpes you’re thinking of.
For non-human primates,...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:12 AM
A series of advertisements encouraging young people to sign up for health care are turning heads and drawing criticism.
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and ProgressNow Colorado Education have partnered to create what has become a controversial ad...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:21 AM
The Seminole school district is looking for volunteers --- 200 still needed! -- to help with its annual, free, one-stop event for homeless students and their families. The goal of the Nov. 16 event is to offer services (haircuts and flu shots),...
| Sep 29, 2013
I delivered the sermon from my driver's seat pulpit, my favorite mount from which to dispense worldly wisdom and perspective.
So I didn't actually see my children's eyes rolling. But the air hung heavy with that mixture of weariness and disdain that...
| Feb 4, 2014
I've seen a lot of patients in recent weeks with complaints of "stomach flu." Just to be clear, "stomach flu" really is not flu at all, and has nothing to do with influenza. The stomach stuff is actually called gastroenteritis, and is typically caused...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Well, I knew it was inevitable, as we see flu every year, but I really didn't expect to see it this early. I've been seeing more than a few patients who've tested positive for influenza and it's only November.
The patients I've...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Question: Recently I stayed at a luxury hotel. My stay was pleasant enough, but one day I was in the room when I heard a knock on the door. It was the hotel maid who had come to clean the room. I told her that I just had to grab my coat, that I was...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
What's that hissing sound? Plenty of wheezing and coughing have ushered in the cold and flu season, and with all that noise, I'm on the lookout for respiratory distress. As I see more and more sick kids, my office is filled with a...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Get a flu shot to ward off a case of influenza, and as an added bonus you’ll reduce your risk of a heart attack, stroke or other type of unpleasant “cardiovascular event,” a new study finds.
For some time, researchers have suspected...