7 Simple Steps to Dodge the Flu This Winter

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This year's flu shot may be a dud... It's now only 23 percent effective, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The flu shot works best when you get it early on in the season — that way, your body has the two weeks it needs to build immunity when the virus still circulates throughout the population at a low level, Dr. Susan Rehm, medical director of The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, told weather.com in December. But it is available all the way through April, typically, when the season winds down. “Why weather flu when there are preventions and treatments available?” Dr. Rehm said.

Infectious disease docs say the vaccine is the single-best way to protect yourself from influenza, though of course, it is not 100-percent effective and won't shield you against the common cold (rhinovirus) and other infections.

But even without a shot, there are still things you can do to stay healthy. Weather.com offers these 7 simples steps to dodge the flu.


Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project

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The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project is an 8.5-mile light-rail line, with eight stations, including Leimert Park and Hindry. The rail line will run between the Expo Line on Exposition Bl and the Metro Green Line. It will consist of aerial (La Brea Av/ La Cienega Bl and 405 Freeway/ Century Bl) and below-grade segments (Exposition Bl to 48th St/59th Pl to 67th St/ Los Angeles International Airport South Runways) with all remaining areas at-grade.

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The Five 'Ws' Of Fracking

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Inglewood Oil Field is closely surrounded by a community of 300,000 people.

Everyone seems to be talking about Fracking these days, and the inherent dangers the practice poses to our water, air, wildlife and climate. But do any of us really know WHAT Fracking is, WHERE and WHEN it is done, WHO is doing it, WHY it is so terrible? An informed citizenry is best able to protect our community's health and welfare. So read on for the answers to these five basic questions...

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It’s Time to Read Our DWP Electricity Meter

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It’s ironic that as we become more conscious about being  “green” and conserving energy that many households are actually consuming less energy, but still paying significantly more for utility services.  I have heard friends and neighbors gripe about DWP rate hikes & excessive DWP executive salaries, which typically lulls me into an apathetic trance, but I finally WOKE UP when a fellow Baldwin Hills resident brought to my attention the serious operational & billing issues DWP is currently experiencing with the roll out of a new billing system.

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Baldwin Hills Real Estate on the Rise

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High, low & indicator property sales in Baldwin Hills. (Images courtesy of CLAW & SoCal MLS)

The real estate market in Baldwin Hills Estates showed healthy growth in 2013.  In addition to a 40% increase in the number of homes sold, the 2013 median home value of $575,000 was up 23% over the 2012 median value of $466,000.  The highest home sale in 2013 was...

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