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  • He's floored by maid's pillow protocol

    He's floored by maid's pillow protocol
    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...
  • Wheezing and respiratory distress call for quick action

    http://www.kidsdr.com 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...
  • Flu shots may reduce risk of heart attacks, strokes and even death

    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...
  • The Kid's Doctor: What is stomach flu?

    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...
  • 5 Tell-tale signs of burnout

    Are you working too long and too hard? Could you achieve more by doing less? Professional athletes are susceptible to overtraining -- thinking that they must run another mile, do more stairs or do one more set. But there is a narrow band that the...
  • Even the young and healthy benefit from flu vaccine

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 28 and healthy. I've never gotten a flu shot and have never had the flu. Do I really need a flu vaccination? My employer is recommending it for everyone, but I'm hesitant. I've heard some people get sick from the actual vaccination....
  • Greg Schwem: Time to $hop for $chool $upplies

    TO: ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL PARENTS FROM: ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS RE: SCHOOL SUPPLIES Greetings, parents! It's hard to believe the new school year is upon us. It seems like only yesterday your children left for vacation and we began our annual...
  • Let anxiety inspire effectiveness

    Q. There have been several business emergencies this year where I've frantically worked night and day to fix the problem and instead the problem got worse. On the other hand, for some unknown reason, there were other emergencies I calmly handled and the...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Whether we like it or not, viral illnesses are typical this time of year

    We're starting off 2014 in the throes of a lot of viral illness. This is typical, with January and February notorious months for the peak of flu, RSV and common colds. Despite the historic statistics, my patients, their parents and even my friends...
  • Greg Schwem: Flu sufferers, your Facebook posts are making me sick

    Here we are just a few weeks into a new year and the flu epidemic has hit our country unusually hard. So hard, in fact, that Boston health officials now greet visitors at the airport and immediately hand them a return ticket and a stern warning to "Go...
  • Open enrollment 101: How employees can save money on health care costs

    The Kaiser Family Foundation just announced the results of its 2013 annual health benefits survey, which provides a great snapshot of the trends in costs and coverage for employer-based insurance. You can use the foundation's findings to save money on...