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How to avoid the flu (from my Inbox)

by Bill Osler / November 2, 2004 9:11 PM PST

Remember this is a joke. It won't work. Happy
I hope this isn't a repeat:

1. Eat right! Make sure you get your daily dose of fruits and veggies.
2. Take your vitamins and bump up your vitamin c.
3. Get plenty of exercise because exercise helps build your immune system.
4. Walk for at least hour a day, go for a swim, take the stairs instead of the elevator, etc.
5. Wash your hands often. If you can't wash them, keep a bottle of antibacterial stuff around.
6. Get lots of fresh air. Open windows whenever possible.
7. Get plenty of rest.
8. Try to eliminate as much stress from your life as you can.

OR ....You can take the doctors office approach like I do. Think about it, when you go for a shot, what do they do first? Clean your arm with alcohol.
Why? Because alcohol kills germs. So......

1. I walk to the liquor store (exercise)
2. I put lime in my Corona (fruit) OR CHERRIES IN THE MANHATTAN
3. Celery in my Bloody Mary (veggies)
4. Drink on the bar patio or by the pool (fresh air),
5. Get drunk, tell jokes, and laugh (eliminate stress)
6. Pass out (rest).

The way I see it, and you all know I see things very differently than most folks....if you keep your alcohol levels up flu germs can't get you!!!!

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Love this one, Dr. Bill :)
by MarciaB / November 2, 2004 9:45 PM PST

Made a copy to take to the "horse-piddle" for work today.

On this cold, windy, snowy day, it should bring a warm smile or two. Happy


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by Cindi Haynes / November 2, 2004 11:57 PM PST
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(NT) (NT) Best medical advice I've ever heard!!! :-)
by William Finder / November 2, 2004 9:52 PM PST
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Eat right. Exercise.
by Dan McC / November 2, 2004 11:05 PM PST

Die anyway!



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Re: How to avoid the flu (from my Inbox)
by Angeline Booher / November 2, 2004 11:17 PM PST

And a fun joke it is! Happy

Gargling with mouthwash "to kill germs" (most of those have a goodly amount of alcohol), a highball does the same thing.

It also reminded me of one from Bill Cosby re: why it was OK to give kids chocolate cake for breakfast. It is made of milk, eggs, and flour (wheat).

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LOL I loved that Cosby routine, Angeline!
by MarciaB / November 2, 2004 11:21 PM PST

Remember the kids singing Dad's praises as he served them the cake? "Dad is great! Give us the chocolate cake!"

Then Mom came down the stairs....!! The kids turned on him like a traitor and said that Dad had made them eat cake for breakfast.

LOL Happy Was a classic!

I saw Cosby live at a gig he did when I was a student at Oregon State University - around 1983 or so. Had a front row seat. He was wonderful. Good memories Happy


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Re: LOL I loved that Cosby routine, Angeline!
by Angeline Booher / November 3, 2004 12:48 AM PST

That one and another about teaching their son what it would be like to be "on his own" stand out in my memory from that show.

Of course, his albums were great! IMO, he has this special talent of telling humorous stories that strike home!

I sure envy your having seen him in concert, Marcia! Did he do the "I want MORPHINE!" labor room bit?

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(NT) (NT) Superb, you're my kind of Doctor !!!
by Ziks511 / November 3, 2004 11:15 AM PST
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Re: How to avoid the flu (from my Inbox)
by Dan McC / November 3, 2004 10:50 PM PST

Do you have an opinion on intra-q vaccinations?

I heard a report about it last night and wondered if it's being discussed in the industry.


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Do you mean intradermal?
by Bill Osler / November 4, 2004 12:47 AM PST

The intradermal route is being researched. It appears to require less vaccine, but my understanding is that the response in older adults is not as vigorous as it is in young adults.

What I've seen does look interesting and promising. My opinion is that we need to know more about this before doing it on a large scale.

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(NT) (NT) Yup. Thanks.
by Dan McC / November 4, 2004 1:39 AM PST

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