January is the perfect time to honor the people who help others through the simple act of giving blood. Help change a life by donating blood or hosting a blood drive. For more information, please visit American Red Cross.
Being sick with the seasonal influenza is miserable and can be deadly
January is one of the peak “flu season” months. Cases of seasonal influenza are being reported. After December visits with family and friends, some school personnel and students may be incubating unwanted germs or may have already developed illness. Read about How To Tell The Difference Between A Cold And The Flu. Respiratory illnesses, in addition to seasonal influenza, are common this time of year – but there is a difference. Remember to be vigilant about hand washing, coughing in to your sleeve, and contacting your healthcare provider within 48 hours if illness develops. It’s not too late to vaccinate! Check Flu Vaccine Finder at http://www.flu.gov for a vaccine location near you.