One of the most common questions I get is this: why does the flu season occur during the winter, even in places like LA that are far from chilly? There are a bunch of reasons, actually, but here's a new one:
This topic is as evergreen as a cypress tree. My latest blog post for Mom.me...
Why Everyone Should Get the Flu Vaccine
Every year, my kids and I get the flu vaccine. We do it because influenza, which is the virus responsible for “The Flu,” can cause more than just an inconvenient cold. It can give you fevers that soar to 105 degrees, muscle aches so profound you feel like you...Read More
Or is it just that parents don't have the option to get sick? This study suggests that even though your kids might sometimes drive you crazy, they also probably keep you healthy.
Got kids? Then You're Less Likely to Catch A Cold
Being a parent reduces your risk of catching a cold -- possibly because of unknown "psychological or behavioral differences between parents and nonparents," Read More
TAKE NOTE! This study suggests that zinc shortens cold symptoms for adults but not for kids. It's a good reminder that our children are not just mini versions of ourselves.