It's National Influenza Vaccination Week. Did you get your flu shot?
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Flu season is off to an early start, state and federal health officials say, with many more Pennsylvania cases reported as of the beginning of December than the previous year. According to the state Department of Health, there were 387 cases of confirmed influenza across the state from Oct. 2 - Dec. 1, in 53 of the state's 67 counties. Ten of those cases were in Lehigh County, 13 were in Northampton County. Most of the cases were in the western part of the state; Allegheny County had 64 cases. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the 2012-2013 season is shaping up to be a bad one. There have been a larger number of suspected flu cases than usual in five Southern states, and this year's strain may be more virulent. Nevertheless, …
Take our poll and tell us if watching super-fit Olympic athletes has inspired you to kick up your fitness program (or start one)
Thursday, August 2, 2012
New Year's is typically the time to resolve to get fit - but are the 2012 Summer Olympics inspiring you to hit the gym, the track or the swimming pool? What is the experience of watching super-fit Olympians perform amazing feats of strength, speed and skill like for you? Vote in our poll and add your comments below. More than a third of U.S. adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And we are sedentary. The average American logs four hours a day in front of the television, not to mention time spent online or texting friends. Just working out for 30 minutes a day can make a big difference. Just don't expect to look like an Olympian.