Monday, January 14, 2013
Get answers from a medical doctor, a specialist in traditional Chinese medicine, and two public health professionals.
The numbers behind this winter's influenza epidemic can look really scary. It's sickened thousands and killed at least 27 in Minnesota alone, including a 14-year old St. Louis Park high schooler who was first hospitalized on Christmas Day. To top it off, the flu strains being passed around this year are spreading even further and faster than in most years. All together, it can make you worry that the next person to sneeze on you at the grocery store could give you the bug. It's the kind of worry that leaves you asking questions. How contagious is influenza? What can you do to steel yourself against the virus? How does a flu shot or an immune-boosting substance even work? To answer all your queries, Patch has asked a team of experts to …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
A look back at the news of the week in Woodbury.
Woodbury Guardian Allegedly Allowed Disabled Teen to Engage in Prostitution Cheryl Ann Tchida, 50, has been charged with a gross misdemeanor. Woodbury Rep. Kieffer: Make it Tougher to Get Constitutional Amendments on the Ballot The Republican wants the state to require a three-fifths vote rather than a simple majority for the ballot initiatives. Cross-Dresser Out of Washer Fluid, Drive-by BB, Cougar Sighting: Woodbury Police Blotter Selected calls to the Woodbury Public Safety Department from Dec. 25 through Jan. 1. Woodwinds on Accusations of Employee Being Told to Destroy Records: Never Happened A former patient advocate at the Woodbury hospital said she was told to destroy documents. ‘Smart’ Ways to Keep Your New Year Resolutions: There…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Founder of Woodbury's Urgency Room says cases have been “through the roof.”
DelMonico Dance studio was closed Thursday, according to a note on its Facebook page. The reason? The flu. Due to having a huge number of absences because of children sick with the flu, we have decided to take this evening to disinfect the studio. We plan to be open for Friday classes. If your child has flu-like symptoms, please keep them home until they are well. We hope everyone can enjoy the night off to rest and care for your sick little ones. Since the start of the flu season, 578 Minnesotans have been hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza, according to the state Department of Public Health. The MDH on Thursday reported 27 deaths in the state, including 23 that officials have been able to confirm as flu-related since Dec…
Friday, December 14, 2012
Anthony Nardi, a doctor at Woodwinds Health Campus, talks about the flu and how to prevent and treat it.
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Friday, December 14, 2012
Flu season has started early in Woodbury. Still, that doesn’t mean more people are going to catch it or that the flu bug this year will be particularly virulent, according to Anthony Nardi, MD, physician services medical director with HealthEast. “It’s too early to tell whether it’s going to be bad,” he said. The flu season generally runs from December through March, but Woodwinds Health Campus has already seen several cases this year, Nardi said. And when it comes to getting a flu shot: “I strongly recommend everyone get it,” he said, especially the elderly, young people and pregnant women. The Minnesota Department of Health reports that for this 2012-2013 season, 30 people have been hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza. …
Thursday, December 16, 2010
While you can't actually "catch" the virus, you can keep it at bay by keeping your body in balance.
How many times do you hear people say they "caught" the flu? Most people around this time of year feel if they or their children come in contact with someone who has a runny nose and cough that they'll catch the influenza virus and become sick. No, that's not true! If "catching" the flu were true, everyone would get sick this time of year. The principle is that the virus will only take it's toll on you or your child if your body chemistry is out of balance. Body chemistry? Yes, the balance of chemicals inside your body that determines every function for your entire body. In order to do anything, a certain chemical has to be produced in the right quantity at the right time and in the right place. For example, you can look at your body like …