HEALTH BLURBS

Hello all!

How are we doing after the holidays?  Feel like you have been run over by a big red truck?

Be careful out there; now is not the time to be needy!  The Flu, which peaks between December and February, has been said to be widespread in 36 states.  This from the AP, MARQUETTE, MI. via Toledo Blade, Jan. 2, 2015, which states that some Upper Peninsula hospitals are restricting visits to prevent further flu outbreaks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the proportion of deaths related to the infection in the United States has reached the epidemic threshold.  The Michigan hospitals’ restrictions are basically limiting visits to closely related family.  Children younger than 14 are not allowed unless they have medical appointments or are visiting the emergency room.  Children younger than 13 and anyone with flu-like symptoms are not permitted to visit patients at UP Health System-Portage.  I will be on the look-out for other such actions in the states to post.  If you find any similar, please share!

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