Archive for March 2011

Playing for Time Post 1

March 25th, 2011 — 5:12am

Continued from cover…The prospect of playing tennis, or ice hockey, or touch football well into your 50s is appealing. But let’s face it. Once you get closer to 50 than to 25, it becomes much more difficult for your body to fulfill those promises that your mind makes.

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Chicken Pox 2

March 15th, 2011 — 8:08am

An immune globulin called VZIG (varicella-zoster immune globulin) is available for protection of immune compromised children, pregnant women, and new born infants exposed to maternal varicella right before or after birth. Anti-viral medicine, such as Acyclovir, may still be needed if infection occurs anyway. A live-attenuated virus has also recently been released and is available for all children above the age of one year giving temporary complete protection to the child, a booster dose being needed some time in the future. It is not now certain how long this vaccine will “last” so keep alert for information on when to get your child “boosted”.

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Chicken Pox 1

March 9th, 2011 — 8:58am

Chicken Pox is a viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, a type of herpes virus. It is contracted by contact with actual lesions or by respiratory secretions and there is a 10-21 day incubation period during which your child is developing the illness but does not show any symptoms and is not contagious (until the very last 1 or 2 days before the pox appear.). Once the vesicles show up there are likely to be many more on the way for between 3 and 7 more days and your child is contagious throughout this whole period until there are no new lesions for at least 24 hours and the old lesions are dry or scabbed.

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Horoscope with a Twist

March 1st, 2011 — 6:36am

Quite a curious Last Quarter week is in store for us; the focus will be on communication, deepening one’s mind, and stressful yet undeniably exciting unconventional relationships.

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