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Kootenai Health limits visitors

Kootenai Health, along with many regional hospitals, is currently seeing a high volume of patients. That, in conjunction with the current flu season, caused clinical leadership to implement visitor restrictions at the hospital today.

"We know that limiting the number of visitors that come to the hospital helps reduce patient exposure to the flu," said Walt Fairfax, chief medical officer at Kootenai Health. "Although our high number of patients cannot be exclusively attributed to the flu, it does seem to be a contributing factor, so we want to take every reasonable precaution."  Full story. Cda Press

My husband has been sick for over a week but refuses to go to the doctor. He's feeling a bit better now, but said he thinks he had the Swine Flu. (Insert grumblings about stubborn Norwegians here).

How sick do you have to be to go to the doctor?

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.