It is the time of the year when those three little letters F L U cause big worries! Currently the CDC is estimating hospitalizations for the 2018-2019 flu season to be the lowest since the 2010-2011 flu season which is a hopeful sign of a manageable flu season. The weekly surveillance report Fluview offers the latest health updates for the current flu season. How Effective Is This Year's Flu Vaccine? It may seem a distant memory, but not distant if you have every contracted the flu. The … [Read more...] about Does The Flu Vaccine Work? The Yes and No Of The Vaccine
Essential oils continue to trend and grow in popularity throughout the world. While there are many oils and many manufacturers, there remains limited scientific evidence that essential oils are effective. Then why are so many consumers embracing essential oils? Consumer testimonials continue to detail their positive reviews on the effectiveness of various oils. One of the oils which is frequently mentioned is Thieves Essential Oil or Four Thieves Essential Oil as it is commonly … [Read more...] about Four Thieves Essential Oil Uses – Fact Or Fiction?
It is never too early or too late to begin a fitness regime. I liked Martina Navratilova's philosophy as the Health and Fitness Ambassador for AARP and author of " 10 Simple Steps To Get Fit" on how to begin a fitness routine. She emphasized a few of the key ingredients for senior fitness: Start slow, choose something you like and something you are fairly good at. Makes sense - why exercise at something you don't like? I'm not a fan of the treadmill, so for me it is best avoided due to … [Read more...] about Senior Fitness Tips 2015
Have you ever been surprised to discover an abnormal test result? Surprised because the result either had not been communicated to you or communicated in an untimely manner? The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has instituted a new federal rule which requires lab results be released directly to patients. This rule supersedes the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). In the United States, CLIA … [Read more...] about Your Rights To Lab Results