Tuesday, October 27, 2009
swine flu & heart disease
I got my flu shot today, so now all 3 of us are covered for the seasonal flu (or about as good as we can be). I tried getting D his swine flu vaccine today, too, but they ran out of the injection while we were in line. I'd been waffling back and forth somewhat on getting the swine flu shot, but in the end I don't believe the vaccine is evil, and I strongly believe in innoculating ourselves in order to keep both us protected and also to prevent this spreading to those who are more compromised and more likely to suffer complications or even die if they do catch it. So I'll have to call over the next few days and try to keep up with when they get new supplies of the vaccine.
In other news, I found out today that a friend of a friend had a heart attack-- this is the second young, healthy female, aged 25-30, that I have personally known, who's suffered a heart attack. Hello, scary. By the way, did you know that heart disease is the leading killer of women over 25? So take a moment to click that link and read up on the risk factors and warning signs for women, b/c they're a little different from men. Makes me want to get in gear about figuring out a work-out schedule I can try to stick to (for once).