A purse is typically considered a woman’s most prized possession, but it can also cause pain.

Depending on the weight of the bag, items placed inside and the length of time wearing the bag can leave you susceptible to injury, starting from the top of the head.

flu-shotPhysicians and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend families protect themselves with influenza vaccine.

Vaccinations have been proven to decrease the incidence of influenza and its potentially deadly complications, particularly for those most affected by flu – children and seniors.

CDC Recommends Relief through Self-Management Programs and Physical Activity

While it often takes a back seat to other chronic illnesses, arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States and has been for at least the last 15 years.

Arthritis causes a surprisingly disproportionate amount of pain and limitations for African-Americans. According to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), when compared to whites, African-Americans are:

The flu has been on the rise in South Florida in the past few weeks, but it is not difficult to protect yourself from the virus that is circulating.

A few simple steps will help you avoid influenza – 1. Get a flu vaccination, 2. Cover your cough, 3. Wash your hands, 4. Stay home when you are sick and avoid sick people, 5. Take anti-flu medication if recommended.