Getting a yearly influenza vaccination remains the best defense against the flu. In fact, it could save your life. - one bout with the flu can result in major health complications. On average, 36,000 Americans die each year, and 20,000 are hospitalized due to serious complications from the flu. Dr. Alvin Jackson from the Ohio Dept. of Health tells us what we can do to prevent getting the flu.
December 24-30 is "Visit a Nursing Home Week." An estimated 84,000 Ohioans live in nearly 1,000 nursing homes statewide. Steve LeMoine of the Westminster-Thurber Community in central Ohio tells us why it's important to remember to visit a nursing home during the holiday season.