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Gorge winds, broken waists, and power of suggestion . . .

The Columbia gorge winds were blowing 50-90 mph, depending which news channel you watched. My neighbor lady with the loud horse-laugh called and asked, “Do you know that one of one of your roof gutters has been laying on your front lawn for three days and another is dangling from the roof by a few screws?”  I needed to resume my coughing fit and hung up the phone quickly. 449 more words

Encouragement

This Is Only Getting Worse

Having the flu means forgetting to put on pants before opening the door for the man delivering your milkshake. And by forgetting, I mean not caring enough. 12 more words

Random Thoughts/Happenings

Thoughts About This Years Flu Shot

The most effective way of protecting yourself from the flu is by getting the flu shot each year. A new vaccine is developed annually based on the three strains of influenza which are predicted to be the most prevalent that year. 660 more words

Family Health

Washington Flu Season Most Deadly In Years, But Not Over

SEATTLE (AP) — The deadliest flu season in Washington state in at least five years is winding down, but it’s not yet over.

State health officials say state labs have confirmed at least 120 flu deaths since the season started in September, but only a fraction of those who die from the flu are tested for the virus. 574 more words

News

As Flu Season Winds Down, Hospitalization Still a Threat

Spring is nearly here, but when it comes to senior hospitalization, we’re not out of the woods yet.

Sure, hospitalizations spike during the winter months, when flu and pneumonia are rife, but as the weather gets nicer and seniors tend to get out a little more, their risk of falling increases. 324 more words

Seniors

Deaths From Flu In Delaware Climb To 26

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware health officials say the number of flu-related fatalities this season has risen to 26.

Officials say the rate of new cases has declined, but are warning Delaware residents that this year’s flu strain is particularly deadly. 87 more words

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