| Dec 15, 2013
Allow me to re-create for you a heartwarming holiday scene that unfolded a few nights ago in my home, darkened by night, warmed by love, seized by the flu.
Two hours into a fitful, codeine-induced sleep, I was shaken awake by the sound of my son...
| Jan 19, 2014
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...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 10:00 AM
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...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:47 PM
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-...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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....
| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:53 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Today's Birthday (09/30/13). You may travel for work this year (definitely for pleasure). Talk about what you love, and cultivate your networks toward that. Study a passion, formally or not. Build savings with a frugal lifestyle. Less is more. True up...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:27 AM
Some episodes of "The Walking Dead" inspire discussion by killing off main characters and twisting the plot; others, like Sunday night's episode, "Infection," pique fan interest by raising questions about the nature of the disease that has turned the...
| Feb 18, 2014
We're still in the "sick season," with at least 6-8 weeks to go before things slow down. The good news is, flu does seem to be waning, but there are still plenty of coughs, colds and sore throats out there.
Many children complain of sore throats this...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:25 AM
If your alarm clock’s going off but you still want more sleep, your friend’s in town for the weekend, there’s a home project you’d like more time to work on or your DVR is about to reach its limit of saved shows, you’ve...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Even healthy children can come down with a case of the flu severe enough to cause death in a matter of days, according to a new report from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In fact, children who were in good health...