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Should Long Islanders Be Worried This Flu Season?
Good Samaritan Hospital pediatric nurse Melody Butler discusses the facts on the recent influenza outbreak across the nation, especially how it has hit Long Island, and provides simple hygenic tips to keep you and your family safe.
Local psychic Cindi Sansone-Braff thinks we all need to take a step back and relax – the flu outbreak is not the end of the world.
"We all know that stress can make us sick, so stressing over getting the flu, well, that just can't be good," she writes in her blog this week.
Flu Resources for Parents & Teachers
Meryl Ain, Ed. D., provides a great list of resources for keeping safe during the flu outbreak and where to go for flu vaccines. Excerise and healthy nutrition, she says, are key to keeping adults and children healthy during an illness outbreak.
Homes Still Wet after Sandy & Indoor Air Quality Becomes Hot Topic
If your home is still facing mold issues three months after Hurricane Sandy hit, Bob Deacon has some ideas and tips on how to help dry your home out and save it from producing health-hindering issues. Fans and dehumidifiers, he says, are your best bet for making the house drier.
What You Can Do When Your Home Doesn't Appraise
Having issues selling your home? Did it not appraise? Real Estate Agent Jackie Connelly-Fornuff suggests meeting the buyer half way and other tips to help sell that home.