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"There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for the people who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living." Amen


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Friday, January 10, 2014

The Common Cold

We often wonder how is the Common Cold Spread? I always thought you had to be around an ill person. But, as you read further you will see it is not always the norm.. WASH your hands often and carry little hand disinfectants in your bags to use when you go shopping or anywhere else.
The common cold is spread in 2 ways; by direct contact with infected areas from a contaminated surface or by inhaling the airborne germs after someone sneezes or coughs. Person-to-person transmission often occurs when an someone who has a cold blows or touches their nose and then touches someone or something else. A healthy individual who then makes direct contact with these germs can become infected, often after their contaminated hands make contact with their own eyes or nose. A cold virus can live on objects such as pens, books, telephones, computer keyboards, and coffee cups for several hours and can thus be acquired from contact with these objects.

What are the symptoms and signs of the common cold in adults, children, and infants?

The symptoms of the common cold typically begin two to three days after acquiring the infection (incubation period). Symptoms and signs of the common cold vary depending on the virus responsible for the infection and may include the following
    • nasal stuffiness or drainage, • sore or scratchy throat, • sneezing, • hoarseness,• cough, • watery eyes, • low-grade fever, • headache, • body aches, and •fatigue.

    Does it have anything to do with exposure to cold weather?

    Though the common cold usually occurs in the fall and winter months, the cold weather itself does not cause the common cold. 

    What is the difference between the common cold and influenza (the flu)?

    Many people confuse the common cold with influenza (the flu). Influenza is caused by the influenza virus, while the common cold generally is not. 

    Are antibiotics a suitable treatment for the common cold?

    No. Antibiotics play no role in treating the common cold. Antibiotics are effective only against illnesses caused by bacteria, and colds are caused by viruses.

    When should a physician or other health-care practitioner be consulted?

    Generally, the common cold can be treated at home and managed with over-the-counter medications. However, if you develop more severe symptoms such as shaking chills, high fever (greater than 102 F), severe headache, neck stiffness, vomitingabdominal pain, difficulty breathing, chest painconfusion, or failure to improve after 10 days, you should consult your physician 

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Some Pretzel Fun

I love Pretzel's do you?

Pretzel Dips

Nutrition Information

Pretzel Recipe: Pizza Pretzel with
Pasta Sauce

In 2003, Pennsylvania Governor, Ed Rendell declares April 26 National Pretzel Day to acknowledge the importance of the pretzel to the state's history and economy.

A Brief History Of The Pretzel,  presented by Snyder's of Hanover

Let's Look at a 2013 Pretzel Commercials
Over the Last 39 Years

In 1971, the word "Salt", did not have the
negative outlook from people as it is today

Smoken' HOT Country Dancing - Pretzel - Instructional Country Swing Dancing

Homemade Soft Pretzels - Recipe by Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen E...

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