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Tips to Prevent Getting an Infectious Disease While on Vacation

Dr. Brent W. Laartz thought he was in for the ride of his lifetime when he set out on a horseback riding excursion in Costa Rica.

Admittedly younger and more naïve than he is today, Laartz – an infectious disease specialist and author of the book How to Avoid Contagious Diseases…

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The News Frenzy Begins
On June 25, 2009 while having dinner during my vacation in Sanibel Island, Florida, I read on Facebook from my phone that Michael Jackson had died. Since FaceBook is not exactly a newsworthy source, I thought it was a joke and had to ask our waiter if it was true. Go figure, it was true because CNN was breaking the story on one of the TVs in the bar. I quickly turned to Twitter (from my phone) to see what people were tweeting about, and sure enough fail whale after fail whale I finally saw a post about MJ's death. A little later, I received a text message from my husband sending me the news that the "King of Pop" had died. Technology and all of the communication outlets that we have access to amazes me. It seems like we are always connected, no matter where we are.

The King Of Pop
Michael Jackson would never have crossed my mind as someone I would be posting about on this blog, but regardless of his personal problems and life tragedies that he endured, my generation will always remember read more>>

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Comment by Jenny on June 27, 2009 at 1:18pm
I don't know why people are so broken up about him dying. Yes his music was good. But he was not a good person, at least not behind closed doors. I never followed him much, but I do know he liked kids a little to much. Therefore...I could care less, as cruel and heartless as it may sound.

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