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College Students and the Flu

Author: Cathie Gross Posted: January 15th, 2013

We are in the midst of the worst flu season since 2009. Hopefully the majority of college students going back to school this week have already had the flu vaccine in the fall and I would strongly recommend that those teens that have not been vaccinated get the flu shot before returning to school either in their doctors offices or at the local pharmacy (ie. CVS or Walgreens). Many college health services also offer flu vaccination. This years vaccine is about 62% effective.
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The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Author: Uncool Parent Posted: November 13th, 2012

It has been two weeks since Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, followed by a Nor’easter the next week. Very soon it will just be a blip in a news cycle for most of the country. But for those of us in the New York area we continue to deal with the aftermath. The storm affected each of us, whether we lost our homes, lost power, lost trees, housed others, or waited on a 2 hour gas line. Everyone has their own story. Hopefully by now we are starting to get back to a new normal and we can assess the last two weeks of our lives.
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Sandy Hits Home

Author: Uncool Parent Posted: November 7th, 2012

Whether it was a tropical storm or a hurricane, Sandy has hit home. Felicia, one of Uncool College Parents’ founders, has been hit hard by the storm. Her home has been destroyed and through her loss, we’ve come to have a personal stake in Sandy. Felicia knows that her home can be rebuilt and that stuff is only stuff. But some stuff make memories and that loss is hard to bear.

In her words:
Nothing can describe what it feels like to walk into your home and find it demolished.

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