How Your Body Fights the Flu

Why is it that some people get the flu and others don't? During this time of the year, we all inhale upwards of 10,000 or more viruses each day. God has given each of us a marvelous immune system to fight infections such as the flu. Here is a fascinating view of what this battle…

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Immune System and Vaccine Failure in the Elderly

Advancing age brings a decline in immune system function. Regular exercise helps improves immune function in seniors, leading to a reduced rate of infections and the deaths they cause, and increases vaccine effectiveness.PositiveTip: Multiple short daily walks can improve immune response to annual flu shots.

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The Media and Sleep

A report from the Kaiser Family Foundation tells us:There is good reason to believe that different media formats (e.g. television viewing, Internet use, cell phone use, electronic game-playing) have different kinds of effects on sleep.Different types of content within these media formats presumably also have different effects—indeed it is possible that certain media content in…

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Are You Ready for H1N1 Flu–or Another Variant?

During the past week we have heard a lot about the "Swine Flu", now dubbed H1N1. Near paranoia gripped the public and some media for a time. Doomsayers were prognosticating this was going to be "it" for the world we know! We now know that H1N1 responds well to two of the antiviral agents, and…

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