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Swine Flu: How Sick Are You?

Date: 10/07/2009

Microsoft has unveiled a new online tool, developed by Emory University, to help you decide whether your flu-like symptoms warrant a trip to the doctor's office.  This is a major issue for many people, as doctors' visits can be frustrating circuses of waiting rooms, vague advice, and traveling from point A to point B when you feel sick and run-down.  Not to mention expensive. & ...

Related Topics: Physical Health, Swine Flu Prevention, Flu, Swine Flu

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Sleep More, Catch a Cold Less?

Date: 10/14/2009

"What would you do if you knew that every good thing in your life depended on your getting enough rest? Because it does." - Martha Beck, "Steering by Starlight" Last winter I was sick pretty much from December to April, felled by one cold/flu brew after another. I'm still not exactly sure why--I usually escape with two colds a year. But I was a) Nursing a bruised heart and b) Gettin ...

Related Topics: Sleep, Well Blog, Lack Of Sleep, New York Times, Immunity, Catch A Cold, Sleep And Immunity, Sleep Study

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Should We Vaccinate Health Care Workers For Swine Flu Whether They Like It Or Not?

Date: 10/10/2009

Health care workers are on the front lines of the battle against H1N1 this year. So why not look at the question of whether it ought to be mandatory for them to receive swine flu vaccinations using a military metaphor? There's been a lot of argument about whether hospital workers should be forced to get vaccinated before they continue to work with the public this flu season - ...

Related Topics: Health Care Worker Vaccination, Medical Ethics, Heath Ethics, H1N1, Swine Flu, Health Care Workers, Mandatory Vaccinations

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U2 @ Cowboys Stadium: acoustic mudpit

Date: 10/13/2009

Sick as a dog this morning, with a fresh, brutal cold (don't talk about the swine flu! don't talk about the war!), the advent of which I helped push along last night by being out late at the U2 concert here in Dallas. It was a bitter disappointment and a complete rip-off, though not because of the band's performance. It was the fault of the gleaming new Cowboys Stadium, which has horrible, horribl ...

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Building a Healthy Spiritual Immune System

Date: 10/02/2009

He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love (Ephesians 4:14-16).   The H1N1 pandemic - Swine flu - has gone global. Most cases are not critical, but some have proven deadly, especially when the virus weakens an otherwise healthy imm ...

Related Topics: Body Of Christ, Immune System, Church, Swine Flu, Spiritual Immune System, H1N1 Virus

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How Prayer Works: God's Guarded Trade Secret

Date: 09/18/2009

In a response to yesterday's post, "Praying with our head's screwed on," "Kris" offered this comment: "If prayer is for our benefit why must we be so specific? Is it the time we spend on prayer itself and research in order to be more specific. Or is it the specific detail we give to God concerning our needs that seem to make a difference. Just curious..." What are your thoughts? For what i ...

Related Topics: Answered Prayer, H1N1, Healing Prayer, How To Pray, Swine Flu

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Both/And: Faith with Pharmacy

Date: 09/17/2009

It's not either or, this or that, prayer or medicine, faith or pharmacy. God heals, and he often uses the wisdom he's given medical experts to aid the body's natural restoration processes. We've all heard of tragic stories - people who choose for themselves - or more horribly - for their children, to trust in prayer and deny medical treatment. Why does it have to be one OR the other? Why can't w ...

Related Topics: Doctors And Healing Prayer, Faith Healing, H1N1 Prayer, Prayer And Medicine, Prayer With Medicine, Swine Flu

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Praying with our Heads Screwed on

Date: 09/17/2009

An  image of the H1N1 virus. Knowledge is power... The first rule in war: "know your enemy." At this moment the world is facing invasion from a microscopic but deadly beast. Epidemiologists have dubbed it the H1N1 virus, and it's the culprit behind the flu symptoms attacking millions, including, as I said earlier, one of my kids. Researchers who have developed the vaccine which wil ...

Related Topics: Faith And Medicine, Faith Healing, H1N1, Healing Prayer, Miracle Cures, Viruses, Swine Flu

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