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Flu Strategy

The national flu death rate, 37, continues its unrelenting climb, surpassing last year’s rate by a margin. Here’s what this should mean to you: If you develop the flu seek attention, since “toughing it out” could lead you to become the next H3N2 statistic. Advice follows.

Happy, Healthy New Year, 2018

This will be the year! We are all pulling together for better health and even happiness! I agree, easier said than done. Many of us have big goals to accomplish, like losing 10 pounds or more—so what’s the best way to start? No matter the task, above all, remember that “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” (Laozi, Chinese philosopher, 604 {BC}).

Flu Shot Update, 2017-2018

Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.  Dr. Kihm has the shots now! We have 3 flu shot types and will give the one appropriate for you.  Come and get it!

Exercise—Who Needs It?

Exercise—who needs it?

Who needs a lower chance of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and certain cancers? Who needs a better mood, more energy, better sleep, stronger bones, a better sex life, and a lower chance of falling? Who needs exercise, indeed?

Those Special Givers

Who are they? “Special givers” (let’s call them “givers”) give for the sake of giving. Let’s recognize them. They can be found anywhere, but they are not common. Presenting in all ages, sizes, colors, religions, at all incomes, and at all levels of education. And I say to these special people: “Thank you, you make the world a better place.”

Flu Shots In!

Getting a flu vaccine is the best way to prevent influenza illness and protect against its potentially deadly consequences. The CDC recommends all people over 6 months of age receive a flu shot. Remember this: take a flu shot for the ones you love, because if you don’t catch the flu, you can’t give it to others.

Helping Our Appalachian Neighbors

In a win-win medical mission to beautiful Marion, Virginia, west of Wytheville, VA, hundreds of grateful patients gathered for free medical, dental, and eye care. Under the leadership of Remote Area Medical (RAM) 300+ volunteers piled in to help people and have fun, donating a weekend of high level care to men, women and children from far and wide. A caravan of medical vehicles and tents–even a tent-pharmacy–converged upon Mountain Empire Airport for this wonderful Smith County expedition.

Ticks Causing Red Meat Allergy: 5 Things You Need to Know about Alpha-Gal 

1. Lone Star tick bites cause this new allergy. 2. Unexplained rashes, swelling, and potentially fatal anaphylactic allergic reactions could be explained by Alpha-Gal. 3. Know how to properly remove any tick to prevent tick-borne disease. 4. Know how to prevent tick bites. 5. Most physicians are unfamiliar with Alpha-Gal, so watch for this one yourself.

Welcome to Dr. Kihm’s News!

Hello, this is Dr. Kihm. I am pleased to announce your Priority Medicine online news blog, Dr. Kihm’s News, many months in the making, and including new web site, Instead of the Newsletter we used to mail, we are finally “spreading the word” more efficiently. I know, “This is sad,” you will say. “I liked that newsletter. How can this be?” Ok, name your favorite section. . .