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Tricks Doctors and Nurses Use to Avoid Catching the Flu and Colds

Tricks doctors and nurses use to avoid catching the flu and coldsThe above could be the only time medical professionals would advise staying away from exercising.   Well, it doesn't say exercising all together, but the link does say:Avoid strenuous exercise In studies of athletes who did intense workouts, "it stresses your immune system for the next 72…See More
6 minutes ago
Shawn Spivey replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion In Weather News - Get Your Updates Here and Know How to Dress the Kids
"I bet you noticed it was chilly today.   With no school for most in our area, hopefully bundling up wasn't a big deal today, but for the rest of the week, you might want to get the long pants and jackets back out.  Tomorrow and…"
20 minutes ago
Shawn Spivey replied to bizeemomma's discussion Opthomologists for kids?
"bizeemomma, I hope you are out there, can chime in.  Your original topic mimics my kids to the T. The weaker eye muscle in one eye is my Ryan.  He was actually prescribed an eye patch to wear when home to cover his good eye to force his…"
24 minutes ago
Shawn Spivey replied to Alicia (Alsan)'s discussion Millions of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Could Be Released in Florida
"This is very interesting.  From the link Alicia added: Oxitec's lab workers manually remove modified females, aiming to release only males, which don't bite for blood like females do. The modified males then mate with wild females…"
50 minutes ago
Lynds replied to Lynds's discussion If your child had ear tubes, what pediatric ENT did you use?
"Thank you all for your replies and Shawn thank you for asking you around.  Dr. Ghaly, would you mind sharing the name of the physician who performed the procedure on your own child? Our pediatrician referred us to a Pediatric ENT for chronic…"
1 hour ago
Shawn Spivey replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion Slide the City Has Stop Planned in Polk County
"Alicia, you just made Lakeland's day look a whole lot better.  I was imagining some crowds here, but DC would definitely have us beat. "
1 hour ago
Alicia (Alsan) replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion Slide the City Has Stop Planned in Polk County
15 hours ago
Alicia (Alsan) posted a discussion

Millions of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Could Be Released in Florida

This would be the first time modified insects would be set loose in the US (Although most Floridians swear lovebugs were man made, snopes says it's not true)Supporters say this is a way to control (very) rare mosquito carried diseases that are on the rise in FL. Those against are saying - ick - I don't want to get bitten by a genetically altered bug!The lab making them says they're safe and they'll pull out the females before releasing them (I never knew the males don't bite).Thoughts?…See More
15 hours ago

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In Weather News - Get Your Updates Here and Know How to Dress the Kids 138 Replies

Started by Shawn Spivey in General Chat Mom to Mom. Last reply by Shawn Spivey 20 minutes ago.

Opthomologists for kids? 8 Replies

Started by bizeemomma in A Mom's Review. Last reply by Shawn Spivey 24 minutes ago.

Millions of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Could Be Released in Florida 1 Reply

Started by Alicia (Alsan) in Topics of Today. Last reply by Shawn Spivey 50 minutes ago.

Slide the City Has Stop Planned in Polk County 2 Replies

Started by Shawn Spivey in Announcements and Introductions. Last reply by Shawn Spivey 1 hour ago.

Florida Makes the News 38 Replies

Started by Shawn Spivey in Topics of Today. Last reply by Alicia (Alsan) on Saturday.

What Color is Your Front Door? 6 Replies

Started by Shawn Spivey in Your Home. Last reply by Shawn Spivey on Friday.

Legal Age For Tattoo 6 Replies

Started by Shawn Spivey in Parenting Column by Jodie Lynn. Last reply by courtney on Friday.

Commercials We Love 18 Replies

Started by Shawn Spivey in Pop Culture. Last reply by Shawn Spivey on Thursday.

Kids Who Walk to School 4 Replies

Started by Stephanie Walker in Tweens and Teens. Last reply by Shawn Spivey on Wednesday.

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