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Hand Washing is One of the Best Ways to Keep Healthy
I have become a total germ-a-phobe this winter. All the talk of the flu and seeing so many people with colds and 'flu-like' symptoms, well, I don’t want ANY part of that stuff!  One of the best ways to stay healthy and avoid a lot of nasty little things is si…
Flu Season Focusing Attention on ‘Paid Sick Day’ Issue
This flu season is drawing attention to the issues around mandatory paid sick leave. Not so much for those who have it, but for those who do not.  More than 40 million people in the work force do not have paid sick days. So, when they are sick, if they do not work, they do not get paid.
5 Helpful Tips to Avoid Catching the Flu
Unless you’ve been hiding out under the covers shivering, nursing a fever and clutching your achy bones, you probably know this has been a brutal flu season.
What you may not know is there are measures you can take to avoid the flu -- and most of them are pretty darned simple. So, wha…
New Facebook App Will Help You Find Out Who Gave You the Flu
After last year's flu season, which health officials say was one of the mildest in the past 30 years, the illness is back with a vengeance. Well, if you're unlucky enough to currently have the flu, at least a new Facebook app can help track down the diseased jerk who gave it to you in the …
Old School Flu is Back This Flu Season
This season's flu is worse than in past years, in part because we have not seen this flu strain in a while and we don't have immunity. Maine state health officials believe it could get worse before it gets better.

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