Blessings by Injection

I tried to relax my muscles and breathe deeply, slowly.  The needle pierced my skin and I flinched, but managed to stop myself from pulling away. "I always get so tense around needles.  I know it's irrational." "What's that?"  I realized my whole body was turned away from her.  I laughed at myself and repeated, …

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To Shoot or Not Shoot the Flu?

Flu season is upon us and clinics have been set up to administer flu shots.  I've had the flu shot in the past, but not every year.  I'm unsure as to the benefits and risks.  Clearly, advances in medicine and vaccination have saved countless lives.  I fully support vaccination against polio and the like. Influenza: …

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