Thursday, October 28, 2010

Office Food Drive

From now until mid December, we will be having a non-perishable food drive to support Anna's House. Anna's House has been providing support and food for those in need in the Indianapolis area. Since 2005, no one has had to stand in the cold or guess where to go to receive assistance. Anna's House, (named after Anna Molloy) opened its doors to help service the needs of our community.

We are asking patients and their families to help in any way possible. Items collected include non-perishable foods such as jelly, peanut butter, canned fruits, vegetables, soups, pasta & meats, crackers, beans, cereal, etc. as well as toiletry items (i.e. toilet paper, shampoo, toothpaste, diapers, soap, detergent, etc.).

Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics will match any and all donations made to our office. Thank you in advance for all your support and contributions.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Candy Reminder

With the approaching holiday we just want to pass on a friendly reminder.... Don't forget to stay away from the hard, sticky and chewy candy. Remember to be safe and watch for goblins and ghouls.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Flu Season

When most people think of the flu, they fear the symptoms of fever, chills, sore throat and muscle aches. While the flu is no picnic, for most people a few days in bed, a lot of hot fluids and some over the counter medicines for symptom relief are enough to weather a moderate case. Yet, for some people, the flu presents a serious threat. Each year hundreds of thousands of people die from the flu worldwide.

Influenza outbreaks generally occur during the winter months, some believe this is because people spend more time indoors and in close contact during these months. Due to the fact that winter occurs at different times in the northern and southern hemispheres, there are two flu seasons each year. Since the flu virus mutates so easily, it is possible for a new strain to evolve between two seasons. To combat these strains, millions of people see their doctor or some type of health clinic to get a flu shot. While not foolproof, these vaccinations are the only effective method for flu prevention.