Viral illnesses are hitting hard this year, no doubt about it. The flu has hit with a vengeance and the pandemic virus looks like it’s not far behind. Add to that the number of school children diagnosed with pneumonia this year alone and it becomes crystal clear that we need to do more to stay healthy through it all. The media coverage would have us believe that all we can do is wash our hands, hoard supplies and self-quarantine in our homes. New information is coming in daily, but here’s what my family and I are doing now to stay healthy during these illness outbreaks of late.

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