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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
The McHenry County Health Department is encouraging everyone older than six months to get a flu shot.
Does it seem like everyone around you is sick these days? Or perhaps you have been under the weather for weeks. Well, you are not alone. The flu has hit McHenry County, and the nation, hard while most cases seem to be spiking much earlier than usual this year. In the first week of January alone, 53 cases of the flu were reported in the county and since the end of December, there have been nine patients who required treatment in the intensive care unit of area hospitals, according to MCDH. In December, 102 cases were reported throughout the entire month of December and 21 cases in November, according to a McHenry County Health Department press release. Several Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch Facebook users reported catching the flu in …
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Kane County Health Department offers advice for staying healthy.
Now that school is in full swing, the flu season is just around the corner. You can help protect your family by following a few simple steps. If/when your child becomes ill with a fever of more than 100 degrees and has a cough and/or sore throat, he or she has what is called an “influenza-like illness,” or ILI. When you call to report that your child will be staying home, it is important that you tell the school nurse this information. The nurse will be passing that information along to the Health Department. For the purposes of this report, personal information will not be sent to the Health Department. This, along with information gathered from hospital emergency rooms and local testing laboratories, provides a true picture of flu …
Friday, March 11, 2011
You don't have to travel far to find your favorite feel-better food.
A few weeks ago, I realized that I haven’t gotten sick at all this winter. No flu, no colds—I was feeling great. Well, I must have jinxed myself, because a just a couple days after I noted my immune system’s excellent resilience, my throat started to get sore. And then I felt feverish. And exhausted. And achy. I had come down with one of those vague influenzas that never really decides what it wants to be. Defeated, I began my typical bug-fighting regime: vitamins, orange juice and lots of water. I tried to squeeze naps into my schedule, and I stayed home from work one day to recuperate. When we’re under the weather, there are only a few things that can make us feel slightly, momentarily better. And those few things are different for all …