Health Is Vital

Health is taken for granted, until you can't any more. In this blog I hope to put down on paper some of the articles I come across and want to remember, about health. I will be personalizing these articles to apply to me. I am diabetic, over weight, have high blood pressure and tinnitus, so these are the things you will find here. I will include nutrition, exercise, and holistic health, and many other ideas. I work in the health profession, particularly mental health, and have an interest in suicide prevention; so these topics will also be covered in this blog. Please, if you are suffering reach out. Our county health and crisis line is 1-855-278-4204.

Monday, January 9, 2017


RSV Respiratory Syncytial Virus is related to the common cold.  Most children or adults do not have serious symptoms from the virus other than those of a cold.  However there are some who are particularly vulnerable.  this includes small babies up to ten weeks, babies born prematurely, infants with lung conditions and infants whose immune system is compromised due to a medical condition.  The virus results in trouble breathing, rapids breathing, cough, refuses to breast feed, and dehydration.  If your child is very tired, breathes rapidly, or has a blue tint to lips or fingernails medical attention should be sought.  Although there is no medicine for this virus, symptoms are treated and monitored.  This may include oxygen, medicines to open the air passages, and fluids.  RSV is also highly contagious so washing hands frequently is necessary.
Picture from Kids Health

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