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Flu Coming, Falling for Produce and Other News of the Week
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Here is this week’s round-up of stories from around the Web featuring Cleveland Clinic experts that we know you won’t want to miss.
Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy
What bug is it?
Ah, autumn. It’s the season of clear, sunny days, low humidity, beautiful foliage … and, unfortunately, the annual reappearance of the flu. If you do get the flu, seek treatment ASAP. Antiviral medication can lessen the effects and shorten the duration of flu. However, it works best when given within the first 48 hours. Flu is often confused with the common cold because the symptoms are similar. But there are important, tell-tale differences that can help you get the right help immediately. Cold or Flu? 9 Ways to Tell the Difference (weather.com).
Falling for seasonal produce
Some great fruits and vegetables will be showing up at the farmers’ markets and in your community-supported agriculture shares in the coming weeks. Here are six delicious, nutritious fruits and vegetables that will make you glad that summer is over. 6 Fruits and Vegetables You Should Eat This Fall (usnews.com).
Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker will be back at work on Sunday when Denver travels to Seattle for a Super Bowl rematch of sorts. Welker was sidelined less than a month ago after a hit to the head in an Aug. 23 preseason game. It was Welker’s third concussion in the last nine months. Welker illustrates how an NFL player’s assessment of his own health is still one of the most important factors in when he returns to play. Fame, fortune and a Super Bowl ring all drive players to keep going, even when common sense dictates otherwise. Welker’s Return Brings More Concussion Questions (ap.org).
Best friends forever
Friendships that you’ve shared since childhood are special, no doubt. These longtime buddies have seen you at your most awkward, know your family dynamics intimately and supported you through the traumas of teendom. The friendships you forge later in life are different in fundamental ways. You’re more skeptical and it’s harder to get through the filters you’ve built up along the way. Here are 10 reasons why there are no ships like old friendships. 10 Things Only Your Childhood Best Friend Understands (TheHuffingtonPost.com).
What Nicholas Piesen accomplished in golf in the past year is impressive for a 9-year-old. He competed in the U.S. Kids Cleveland Tour this year, and finished at the top of his age group in the spring and summer seasons. He placed third among all American boys in his age group at the World Championship for U.S. Kids Golf. And he did it all after being diagnosed with an optical glioma – a brain tumor tangled around his eye nerves – and completing 65 weeks of chemotherapy. 9-year-old Nicholas Piesen doesn’t let brain tumor handicap his golf game (cleveland.com).