Managing a tricky flu season Part II

This year's flu season is one of the most challenging in years. To help your family stay as healthy as possible, I went onto Fox News Boston the end of last week to pass on some information about this year's flu season, the flu vaccine and some strategies to keep your chance of getting the flu to a minimum. Here's part II of my advice with the Fox News team: … [Read more...]

Managing a tricky flu season Part I

This year's flu season is one of the most challenging in years. To help your family stay as healthy as possible, I went onto Fox News Boston the end of last week to pass on some information about this year's flu season, the flu vaccine and some strategies to keep your chance of getting the flu to a minimum. Here's part I of my advice with the Fox News team: … [Read more...]

Enjoying Holiday Buffets…Safely!

‘Tis the season to be jolly...and to shop, wait in check out lines, and eat at just about every type of buffet that exists. Buffets are a lot of fun and can expose you and your family to some amazing gourmet food that you may have the chance to experience otherwise. At the same time, they can be incredibly risky for your healthy if you're not careful and at a bit more ba-humbug than you are … [Read more...]

Bug Of The Month: Ear Pain (Otalgia)

Technical Name: otalgia NickName: ear pain Causes: ear pain is a symptom that doesn't always mean ear infection.  The most common causes of ear pain include: Ear infection Ear irritation of ear canal Fluid in ear building up pressure Foreign body in ear canal Pain from the  mouth or neck To learn more about the anatomy of the ear, click here. Diagnosis: examination by a doctor … [Read more...]