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Influenza Update: Jan 2013 – Cases Down, Deaths Up

The Center for Disease Control (CDC), who keeps track of these things, has reported that the number of Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) cases seems to be declining in January; BUT, the death rate is still rising. Through the third week of January the percentage of deaths in 122 benchmark US cities rose to 9.8% from the prior weeks 8.4% (more…)

Night Time Cough Remedy – Honey the Best

Many parents (and some physicians) were a bit surprised several years ago when some researchers did a study on the treatment of night-time cough in children who had “colds” (upper respiratory infections caused by a virus) and found that standard medicines (for which we pay good $) didn’t work as well as supermarket honey.
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