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127. Repost part 2 “Speech from Common Cold Convention

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Over-The-Counter common cold remedies

do they really work to get rid of your cold? Or are they just very expensive placebos?

 

Repost from www.ThoughtCatalogue.com

(NOTE from Peggy The Doctor’s Wife: this is a fictional humor essay, but I appreciate its critique of the ethics of the hugely profitable, yet ineffective, cold remedy market for the pharmaceutical industry

Third, our beloved lobbyists. We appreciate you continuing to dispel rumors that a cure for the common cold was invented in 1952. It was not. And if we occasionally come up with a cure for the common cold, please know that it’s simply because we ran out of marketing ideas.

Lastly — and relatively new members to our brethren, who are quickly attaining a reputation as earners — I’d like to acknowledge the creators of the magic elixirs, who have convinced people they can stave off the common cold with vitamin C powders, magic bracelets and even magnetic toe rings. Stand and take a bow. I speak for this entire auditorium when I say we are truly looking forward to your line of tattoo cures in 2013.

I know we’re all excited to get to the happy hour and toast our good fortune, but I’d like to reminisce for a moment. I don’t mean to get sentimental — we all know the danger of contracting conjunctivitis from public crying. But whenever I see people sharing a ChapStick, or an obviously non-monogamous couple kissing in public, or someone ordering a draught beer in a seedy bar — it brings a tear to my eye, not to mention a ka-ching to my soul, because I know the state of the common cold is strong.

Okay, enough dripping eye and nasal secretions all over each other. Queue up the PowerPoint. And because this convention is flush with cash, I present to you at a ridiculous cost the one, the only, Beastie Boys.  [cue music band ]

96. REPOST: Hospital announces beginnning of RSV season

Flu season has begun in Porterville, California (Central Valley, north of Bakersfield) recommendations: continual hand washing and disposable tissues  (as usual, no mention of warmth & steam)

flu season has begun in Porterville, CA hospital recommending precautions.

December 14, 2012 9:50 PM

 Hospital announces beginnning of RSV season

recorder@portervillerecorder.com

Sierra View District has had two cases of respiratory syncytial virus in the past couple of weeks and Tuesday officially announced the beginning of the RSV season at the hospital.
RSV is a common virus that causes cold symptoms in adults and children. It is more commonly referred to as the flu.

Though most healthy adults and children will experience nothing more than an infection resembling a common cold, infants and kids with pre-existing medical conditions can experience severe and potentially life-threatening complications from RSV.

Though there is no known cure for viruses like the common cold and RSV, over-the-counter medicines are proven to be temporarily effective in suppressing symptoms.

RSV is spread through contact, much like the common cold. An infected person sneezing or coughing can spread the virus through the air, and RSV can also survive for several hours on surfaces like a desktop, doorknob or telephone.

During the season, visiting children under age 13 will not be permitted on any of the hospital’s inpatient units — except for the Distinct Part Skilled Nursing Facility — until further notice. Children requiring hospitalization will continue their normal course of care. The restriction on visitors under 13 will be in effect for the duration of the RSV season, which can last through the winter until early spring, depending on the number of RSV cases seen.

The most effective way to prevent RSV is through continual and thorough hand washing.

Always wash with soap and water or disinfect with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer before touching a baby. Also, remember to routinely clean household surfaces to keep them as germ-free as possible. If possible, try to avoid crowded places like malls and movie theaters, where the virus can quickly spread from person to person. When experiencing cold-like symptoms, always use a tissue when coughing or sneezing, immediately dispose of it properly, then wash hands thoroughly to prevent spreading the virus.

79. American College of Emergency Physicians Guide to Cold and Flu

REPOST from Press Release by the American College of Emergency Physicians, THE primary institution for ER physicians

They are one of the main group of physicians with the most experience on the front lines of the zombie apocalypse of patients coming in with common colds,  along with  to Family Practice and Pediatricians. The advice is good, except for the missing HEAT factor, which is not commonly realized amongst ER physicians, In fact, they think it was disproven, but I say it was NOT. 

Warm still matters.

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breath o life

Is it a COLD or is it the FLU?  Cold and flu season is blowing our way again!

 

By American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2012 — The Nation’s Emergency Physicians Want You To Know The Difference Between Them and What You Can Do To Stay Healthy
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WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As temperatures go down, remember that the threat of the common cold and influenza traditionally rises.  The nation’s emergency physicians want to make sure you know the difference between the two and what, if anything, you can do to prevent from getting either.  Prevention is key. Get your influenza vaccination.

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“It’s hard to escape the common cold or the flu,” said Dr. Andrew Sama, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians. “It can be even more difficult telling their symptoms apart at times.”

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