Flu Q&A

This year's flu season is already the most widespread on record since health officials began keeping track 13 years ago, and has already caused the deaths of more children than what normally would be expected at this time of the year, federal health officials have said. During the third week of January, more people sought care for flulike illnesses than at any comparable period in nearly a decade, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's most recent weekly report shows. Seven children died in the week ending Jan. 20, bringing the total number of pediatric deaths this flu season to 37. Nearly 12,000 people have been hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza since the season sta

Stretches for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that is characterized by the presence of pain in the bottom of the foot near the insertion of the plantar fascia on the calcaneus bone. The hallmark of plantar fasciitis is having pain during the first few steps getting out of bed or after sitting for a prolonged period. It is known that approximately 2 million Americans are diagnosed with this condition each year and that it affects 10% of people over a lifetime. This condition can become chronic with pain lasting months to over a year in duration. There are several risk factors for development of plantar fasciitis. Having poor flexibility of the ankle and/or having limited hamstring flexibility are both

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