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Get Ready Now For a Miserable Cold & Flu Season With a Flu Survival Plan

I never get sick. I have a killer immune system. Usually, the common cold and the annual flu pass me by but this last year I wasn’t so fortunate. With no flu survival plan in place, The flu hit me hard and I was knocked off my feet for more than 2 weeks. At one point, my fever was high enough that I was delirious, giving my husband crazy instructions for plugging in a heating pad, as my whole body …

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5 Tips for Correctly Using Hand Sanitizer (From a Nurse Who Knows)

1.  Use a large amount. More is better when using hand sanitizer. 2.  Slather the sanitizer between fingers, on front and back of hands, up to your wrists. 3.  Rub the sanitizer vigorously into your hands. 4.  Rub sanitizer under your fingernails and beneath your rings. 5.  Continue rubbing in the sanitizer until it dries. Do not wave your hands in the air to dry them. Anywhere you see a bottle of sanitizer, take advantage of it. ATM touchpads have …

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Is a cruise ship any place for a Survival Mom? Answers to your cruise ship safety concerns

Several weeks ago my family participated in a one-night promotional tour on the Navigator of the Seas, a huge Royal Caribbean cruise ship. The cruise was all too brief, but it provided a chance for me to check out safety features typical on most, or all, cruise ships and discover one very, very good reason why a cruise is definitely a place for a Survival Mom and her family. Evaluating cruise ship safety is a smart thing to do if …

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Everybody’s talking about Ebola — Here’s what you should know

Pin this so you’ll know where to find it later! Click here. UPDATE: Today, 9/15/14, the CDC released a warning to doctors and hospitals to get prepared for the possibility of Ebola. CDC claims they do not know of any other cases but, “…it is possible that individuals with EVD in West Africa may travel to the United States, exhibit signs and symptoms of EVD, and present to facilities.” The warning goes on to give more specific advice for identifying …

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