Archive for December, 2008

Flu: Good news/bad news

Well, flu season has officially started. The strain that is going around right now is Influenza type A, and it's the "H1N1" strain. The good news? It's one of the strains in this year's flu vaccine. Yes, we are happy to report that this vaccine should be better protection than last year's since the prediction […]

Q&A of the day: Are holiday lights toxic?

Q. I've heard that there is lead in the twinkle lights we use to decorate our Christmas tree. Is it safe to use them if I have young children? A. It is true that those ubiquitous holiday twinkle lights use a tiny amount of lead to stabilize the PVC plastic in the manufacturing process. That […]