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  • 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...
  • Fluids, cool air key to avoiding heat stroke

    Harvard Health Blog Summer's heat is as predictable as winter's chill. Heat-related illnesses--and even deaths--are also predictable. But they aren't inevitable. In fact, most are preventable. Staying hydrated is the key. No matter what the season, your...
  • Tony Maurello, truck repair shop owner and horse racing fan, 1921-2014

     Tony Maurello, truck repair shop owner and horse racing fan, 1921-2014
    Tony Maurello was such a big supporter of harness racing at Balmoral Park that they named a major race in his honor. But the former horse owner and faithful fan didn't have a one-track mind. The same commitment and enthusiasm that Mr. Maurello brought...
  • 'The Walking Dead' recap, 'Isolation'

    'The Walking Dead' recap, 'Isolation'
    This week's episode of "The Walking Dead" was especially quotey but not especially bitey. Lots of characters dropped pearls of eloquent wisdom, but not many characters were bitten by zombies. Of course, that's not as big of a deal anymore, because...
  • Traveling in 2014? Here are 14 things to know

    Traveling in 2014? Here are 14 things to know
    New players in the ever-annoying world of air carriers. New perks for visitors to Vegas. New ways to get around town. Travel continues to evolve, sometimes in great ways, sometimes in ways that make us want to stick out our tongues. The travel treat and...
  • CDC: This year's flu strain difficult for young patients

    CDC: This year's flu strain difficult for young patients
    This flu season was “particularly hard” on relatively young patients across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday. The CDC’s early estimates fulfill the predictions by public health...
  • Before treating, learn fever's boons

    Before treating, learn fever's boons
    Feverish children are one of the most common reasons parents make panicked calls to doctors or head to the emergency room. But Minnesota internist and pediatrician Greg Plotnikoff rarely recommends bringing the body temperature back to "normal" with over-...
  • Sure, coughs and colds are nasty, but antibiotics are not the answer

    http://www.kidsdr.com This is "Get Smart About Antibiotics Week" (Nov. 12-18), developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to educate everyone about the overuse of antibiotics. The prescribing of antibiotics is highest for young children....