| Nov 8, 2011
| 6:18 AM
Influenza has hit Northern Michigan, according to local public health officials.
Over the last three weeks, schools in the area reporting “flu-like illness” to the Health Department of Northwest Michigan have steadily increased.
| Sep 5, 2011
| 9:44 AM
The Pennsylvania departments of Health and Agriculture today announced three cases of a novel influenza A virus have been identified, and are now linked to an agricultural fair in southwestern Pennsylvania.
The first individual to become ill, announced...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 1:46 PM
It might not be the subject of fundraisers and walk-a-thons.
But make no mistake, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Like cancer, AIDS, heart disease and a host of other medical maladies, influenza can be a killer.
On average, flu...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 8:39 PM
Question: My dog has trained me very well. Recently, Lady began to bark at the door for no apparent reason. Each time, I get up and go to the door, thinking there's some reason for her agitation. Now, I feel like a jumping bean. I think Lady barks just to...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 4:19 PM
Sneezing is common. You get that little tickle in your nose and... Achooo!
What's one of the most common responses? Yes, 'bless you' or 'god bless you'. There are other phrases that come to mind like 'gadzoontite' or Seinfeld’s addition of 'you...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 6:49 AM
If you’re one of the estimated one in five Americans that have some form of allergy and are currently suffering from a runny nose, sneezing and water eyes, don’t put the tissues away just yet.
Because of Michigan’s climate, seasonal...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Last night, it was a time for cheering. Today, it’s time to analyze Game 4.
“How much heart do you have the morning after that type of win? You tie the NBA finals with an 86 to 83 win, t he Dallas Mavericks, they were down 9,” said...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 5:00 PM
A few weeks ago I ran into an old friend who said, “I read your articles every week.” Then he said, “It doesn’t seem like you spend a lot of time writing some of them.”
The translation? “Some of your articles aren&...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 4:47 AM
So we’re remaking movies from six months ago, now?
It’s one of the most predictable concepts ever. Two friends who can’t find love decide to fulfill their sexual desires through each other. We’re talking emotionless sex without...
| Aug 26, 2009
| 11:58 AM
Whenever we hear the words "epidemic" or worse "pandemic" there's always an urge to shut ourselves into our safe little homes and not come out until we know it's safe. But business trips still get dumped in your lap at work, Aunt Edna still wants you to...
| Aug 27, 2009
Information is the best prevention.
As the government scrambles to provide vaccine for Swine Flu and contain the spread of the disease, perhaps the best tool available for you is the right information.
What is Swine Flu and how is it different from...