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California Flu Death Toll Rises- Vaccine Supply Drops

Across the country, the flu continues to take it's toll, hitting some people so hard it's causing death.  California is the latest state hit hard, and flu vaccine supply is running short.

Your Home Cold and Flu Remedies, And Our Favorite Soup

Here at, we may write a lot about how to avoid colds, flu and other illnesses, but let's face it - sometimes we still get sick.  To us, there's nothing like a pot of steaming hot chicken soup, filled with garlic, ginger and other healthy ingredients that are known to help fight off the bug and make you feel better.   
Our favorite chicken soup recipe is this one from but we recommend taking it one step farther.  Make some bone broth ahead of time before you start feeling the symptoms.  It's as easy as putting the carcasses of your roasted chicken in a crock pot with water for a couple days and storing it in the freezer.  
We want to hear your favorite chicken soup recipes and other home remedies to both prevent winter illnesses and help alleviate symptoms if they do hit.  Share your ideas in the comments!

State By State Flu Map and Vaccine Efficacy

Nationwide, the flu continues to take it's toll.  Health officials still advise it is not too late to get the vaccine but it is not immediately effective.  In addition to being vaccinated, follow recommended precautions as reported in this USA Today article.

West Virginia, The Flu Is Headed Your Way!

As reported flu cases start to increase in West Virginia, health care professionals say it is not too late to get the flu shot.  While you can still get the flu if you're vaccinated, symptoms of this year's strain can be lessened as can recovery time. 

If you haven't yet been vaccinated or think you may be experiencing the first symptoms, seek help quickly.  Click this helpful link to MedExpress Urgent Care for locations near you.

This Year's Flu Shot - Only 10% Effective?

How important is getting a flu shot this year if it is possibly only 10% against effective?