Thursday, April 03, 2008

Local Flu stuff you may need to know.

This has been a terrible year for the Flu! No surprise to you all. But when I asked fellow Director of the Samoa Peninsula Fire District Hal Grotke, MD California Academy of Family Physicians about the flu, he pointed out that flu can be treated and cured if treated within 48 hours. He said after that, he could only treat the symptoms. He also noted that 12 deaths have been attributed to the flu in Humboldt County this year.

Note: I highly recommend Dr. Grotke for a physician if you are looking for health care locally. He is just a good regular guy without BS. "Just call me Hal." Dr. Grotke and his wife Alice (Who serves on the Peninsula Union School Board of Trustees) live on the peninsula and are community involved.

6 comments:

Buck's Porter said...

Those who died, cough, hack, they're the lucky ones, cough, cough, hack.

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Anonymous said...

Influenza is a virus; there is no cure for a virus.

Fred said...

Yeah. That's the first time I've heard that. Did he say anything more about just how he could "treat and cure" a flu?

Anonymous said...

Hal looks like he must eat at the same places you do, Richard. Better tell him that's not a healthy way to eat. He needs to lose some weight.

Anonymous said...

If you wear a big shirt and let it hang loose outside your belt, no one can tell you are overweight.