Category «Health»

Smile Through It

I am sure you have heard the saying life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rain.  Lately I have had quite a few days where it doesn’t just feel like rain more of a torrential downpour!  I know I am most definitely not the only one here …

Worried About Strep Throat?!

Fall is in full swing and so are illnesses, especially with sharing germs daily at school, daycare, etc.  Sore throats are a very common symptom to many viruses, even the common cold.  So, as a mom when do you  decide maybe it’s more than “just a virus”?   All of us have likely heard of …

What is Influenza??

What is Influenza??? The CDC defines influenza as “a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness.” I feel like as a parent, nurse, and health conscience person, it is important to know what influenza is, how we can help prevent it, and how to care for it if …

Colds vs Flu

So, by profession I am a Pediatric Nurse and this is something that was not just a past job or career for me, nursing is kind of engrained into you.  It’s almost that time of year again for Influenza Season to begin.  I know it can be hard to differentiate between a bad cold and …