100 Most Loved Children’s Books of All Time

cat_in_the_hatThis can be a very subjective list but most I’m sure will agree on many of these books being a ‘must read’ for young people today (or the young at heart to recapture, at least in spirit,  the days of their youth). Reading is fundamental and these are 100 childhood books published in the twentieth century loved best bcharlottes-web-booky Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers. It’s nice every once in awhile to turn off the TV, radio, stereo, ipod, XBox 360, PS3, Wii, DVD/VCR (you get the picture) and encourage the kids to sit back (or curl up) with a good book and let their/your imagination and free spirit take over.  There’s choices  here for all age groups as well as reading levels. Maybe enjoy reading your childhood favorite book to your youngest ones. Books are listed alphabetically for easy reference. Following each title is the year it debuted and the author’s name. Enjoy 🙂

  1. All Creatures Great & Small (1972) by James Herriotbear_called_paddington
  2. Amelia Bedelia (1963) by Peggy Parish
  3. Annie On My Mind (1982) by Nancy Garden
  4. Are You My Mother? (1960) by P.D. Eastman
  5. Are You There God?, It’s Me, Margaret (1970) by Judy Blume
  6. Babar (1933) by Jean de Brunhoff
  7. Bambi (1926) by Felix Salten
  8. A Bear Called Paddington (1960) by Michael Bond
  9. The Berenstain Bears (1967) by Stan & Jan Berenstain
  10. Best Word Book Ever (1963) by Richard Scarry
  11. Big Red (1945) by Jim Kjelgaardblack_stallion
  12. The Black Cauldron (1965) by Lloyd Alexander
  13. The Black Stallion (1941) by Walter Farley
  14. Bless The Beasts & The Children (1970) by Gordon Swarthout
  15. Blubber (1974) by Judy Blume
  16. The Bobbsey Twins (1904) by Laura Lee Hope
  17. Born Free (1960) by Joy Adamson
  18. The Borrowers (1953) by Mary Norton
  19. Caddie Woodlawn (1935) by Carol Ryrie Brink
  20. The Call Of The Wild (1903) by Jack London
  21. The Cat Ate My Gymsuit (1974) by Paula Danziger
  22. The CatIn The Hat (1956) by Dr. SeussClifford-the-Big-Red-Dog-H1X587L
  23. Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (1963) by Roald Dahl
  24. Charlie & The Great Glass Elevator (1972) by Roald Dahl
  25. Charlotte’s Webb (1952) by E.B. White
  26. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1964) by Ian Fleming
  27. The Chronicles Of Narnia (1950) by C.S. Lewis
  28. Clifford, The Big Red Dog (1966) by Norman Bridwell
  29. The Cricket In Times Square (1960) by George Selden
  30. Curious George (1942) by H.A. & Margret Rey
  31. The Diary Of Anne Frank (1947) by Anne Frank
  32. Doctor Dolittle (1920) by Hugh Loftingcharlie_chocolate_factory
  33. Eloise (1955) by Kay Thompson
  34. Encyclopedia Brown (1963) by Donald J. Sobol
  35. Forever (1975) by Judy Blume
  36. Fox In Socks (1966) by Dr. Seuss
  37. Freaky Friday (1972) by Mary Rodgers
  38. From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1967) by E.L. Konigsburg
  39. Gentle Ben (1965) by Walt Morey
  40. Go Ask Alice (1971) by Anonymous (Beatrice Sparks)
  41. Green Eggs & Ham (1960) by Dr. Seusscurious_george
  42. Happiness Is A Warm Puppy (1962) by Charles Schulz
  43. The Hardy Boys (1927) by Franklin W. Dixon
  44. Harold & The Purple Crayon (1955) by Crockett Johnson
  45. Harriet The Spy (1964) by Louise Fitzhugh
  46. The Hobbit (1937) by J.R.R. Tolkien
  47. Hop On Pop (1963) by Dr. Seuss
  48. Horton Hears A Who! (1954) by Dr. Seuss
  49. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1957) by Dr. Seuss
  50. The Incredible Journey (1961) by Sheila Burnford
  51. Island of The Blue Dolphins (1960) by Scott O’Dellthe_hobbit
  52. James & The Giant Peach (1961) by Roald Dahl
  53. Lassie Come Home (1940) by Eric Knight
  54. The Little Engine That Could (1930) by Watty Piper
  55. Little House In The Big Woods (1932) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  56. The Little Prince (1943) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  57. The Littlest Angel (1946) by Charles Tazewell
  58. The Lord of The Rings (1954) by J.R.R. Tolkien
  59. Madeline (1939) by Ludwig Bemelman
  60. Mary Poppins (1934) by P.L. Travers
  61. Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel (1939) by Virginia Lee Burton
  62. Misty of Chincoteague (1947) by Marguerite Henryincredible_journey
  63. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (1957) by Betty MacDonald
  64. My Friend Flicka (1941) by Mary O’Hara
  65. Nancy Drew (1930) by Carolyn Keene
  66. National Velvet (1935) by Enid Bagnold
  67. Old Yeller (1957) by Fred Gipson
  68. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (1960) by Dr. Seuss
  69. The Outsiders (1967) by S.E. (Susan Eloise) Hinton
  70. Pat The Bunny (1940) by Dorothy Kunhardt
  71. Peter Pan (1904) by James M. Barrie
  72. Peter Rabbit (1902) by Beatrix Potterlassie_come_home
  73. The Phantom Tollbooth (1961) by Norman Juster
  74. Pippi Longstocking (1950) by Astrid Lindgren
  75. The Poky Little Puppy (1942) by Janet Sebring Lowrey
  76. Pollyanna (1913) by Eleanor H. Porter
  77. Ramona The Pest (1952) by Beverly Cleary
  78. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (1939) by Robert L. May
  79. The Saggy Baggy Elephant (1947) by Kathryn & Byron Jackson
  80. Scuffy The Tugboat (1946) by Gertrude Crampton
  81. The Secret Garden (1912) by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  82. Sounder (1969) by William H. Armstrongsecret_garden
  83. Stuart Little (1945) by E.B. White
  84. Superfudge (1980) by Judy Blume
  85. The Sweet Smell of Christmas (1970) by Patricia Scarry
  86. Tales of A Fourth Grade Nothing (1972) by Judy Blume
  87. Tarzan of The Apes (1914) by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  88. The Tawny Scrawny Lion (1952) by Kathryn Jackson
  89. There’s A Wocket In My Pocket (1974) by Dr. Seuss
  90. The Trumpet of The Swan (1970) E.B. White
  91. The Twenty-One Balloons (1947) by William Pene du Bois
  92. The Velveteen Rabbit (1926) by Margery Williamswhere_the_red_fern_grows
  93. Watership Down (1972) by Richard Adams
  94. Where The Red Fern Grows (1961) by Wilson Rawls
  95. Where The Sidewalk Ends (1974) by Shel Silverstein
  96. Where The Wild Things Are (1963) by Maurice Sendak
  97. The Wind In The Willows (1908) by Kenneth Grahame
  98. Winnie The Pooh (1926) by A.A. Milne
  99. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) by L. Frank Baum
  100. The Yearling (1938) by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Catchphrases, Expressions & Slogans of the 50’s – 60’s – 70’s – 80’s

peace_sign_rainbow_300Here you will find a large assortment of the best known (or long forgotten) slogans, jargons, catchphrases and expressions of the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties (and a few into the 90’s). Some came from TV shows and commercials. Some are actually symbols or hand gestures. Most were passing fads of  long lost pop culture. A select few even actually stuck around or came back after skipping a generation. They were likely, but not limited, to be found on T-shirts, posters, bumper stickers, buttons, plackards – or doodled on schosmiley-faceol book covers, bedroom doors, closets, walls, high school yearbooks, etc…..I’m sure you get the idea. See how many of these you remember. There are probably a few more that you can think of ….. as I’m sure these will bring back memories of school days, summer fun, bored minds and mischievous adventures. Enjoy!! 🙂

* Check out more catchphrases, taglines, jingles , slogans and mascots from Television’s glorious past. The links are at the end of this posting. Simply scroll down and click!

  1. Flower power
  2. Have a nice day
  3. I’m with stupid –>
  4. Sit on it!keep_on_truckin'
  5. Sit on a happy face
  6. Up your nose with a rubber hose
  7. Kiss my grits
  8. Bag your face
  9. Keep on truckin’
  10. Keep on keepin’ on
  11. Let’s boogie
  12. Sock it to mesitonitfonzbutton
  13. Disco sucks
  14. Easy does it
  15. Try it – You’ll like it
  16. Let it all hang out
  17. Hang ten
  18. What’s your sign?
  19. It’s your thang
  20. You’ve come a long way, baby
  21. Here comes da judgebaby_on_board
  22. Good grief
  23. The devil made me do it
  24. What you see is what you get
  25. Black is beautiful
  26. Black power
  27. Power to the people
  28. Right On!
  29. Rock On!
  30. Far out man
  31. Outta sight!
  32. Rad!PeaceNotWarSmallLogo
  33. That was totally rad!
  34. That was radical, man!
  35. Cool Daddy-O!
  36. Dy-no-mite!!
  37. Shazzam!
  38. Bodacious
  39. Totally rad!
  40. Gnarly Dude!
  41. Funky
  42. Kewl!
  43. Chillhang_ten_hand_sign
  44. Fab
  45. Bitchin’
  46. Groovy
  47. Feelin’ groovy
  48. Psyche!
  49. Psychadelic
  50. Bummer
  51. Mellow out!
  52. Hang in there babyamerica_love_it_or_leave_it
  53. Butterflies are free
  54. To know me is to love me
  55. God is dead
  56. Jesus is coming
  57. Jesus is coming and boy is he going to be pissed
  58. Honk if you love Jesus
  59. Jesus savesmork_and_mindy
  60. Save the whales
  61. Save water – shower with a friend
  62. Save a tree – eat a beaver
  63. Real people wear fake furs
  64. Express yourself
  65. Peace out
  66. Think peace!
  67. Give peace a chance
  68. Make love, not wargive_a_hoot_owl
  69. Make babies, not bombs
  70. One nuclear bomb can ruin your whole day
  71. Ban the bomb
  72. War is not healthy for children and other living things
  73. Suppose they gave a war and nobody came
  74. Draft beer, not boys
  75. POW/MIA – You are not forgotten
  76. Don’t trust anyone over 30
  77. When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns
  78. America – Love it or leave itwheresthebeef
  79. American and proud of it
  80. Keep America beautiful
  81. Give a hoot – don’t pollute
  82. Whip inflation Now [WIN]
  83. I am not a crook
  84. Eat beans – America needs the gas
  85. Get your shit together
  86. Question authority
  87. I’m OK – You’re so-so
  88. Today is the first day of the rest of your life
  89. It’s about time, it’s about space, it’s about time to slap your facespock_livelongandprosper
  90. Nanoo – Nanoo
  91. I can’t believe I ate the whole thing
  92. Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is
  93. Where’s the beef?
  94. Live long and prosper
  95. May the force be with you
  96. Beam me up Scotty – There’s no intelligent life here
  97. Virginia is for lovers
  98. Love means never having to say you’re sorrymaytheforcebewithyou
  99. TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday)
  100. You look mahvelous
  101. Well, isn’t that special
  102. No soup for you
  103. Homey don’t play that!
  104. How sweet it it!
  105. Stifle!
  106. Shit happens
  107. Eat shit and dieNo Soup For You
  108. Take it easy
  109. Peace, love, dove
  110. Catch a wave
  111. Life’s a beach
  112. Life’s a bitch and then you die!
  113. Take this job and shove it
  114. Love thy neighbor – but don’t get caught
  115. Love is the answer … what was the question?archiebunker_stifle
  116. Go nekked! (naked)sex-drugs-and-rock-n-roll
  117. Cure virginity
  118. I’m a virgin (this is a very old shirt)
  119. If this van’s a rockin’ – don’t bother knockin’
  120. Smile if you’re horny
  121. If it feels good – Do it
  122. Let’s get it on
  123. Turn me on
  124. Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll
  125. Let’s get wasted
  126. Party hardy
  127. Suck face
  128. We’re movin’ on upcan_you_dig_it
  129. Born to be wild
  130. Live fast – Die young
  131. Can you dig it?
  132. Go with the flow
  133. Kick out the jams
  134. Cruisin’ for a bruisin’
  135. Phony Baloney
  136. No duh!
  137. Freak out
  138. Freak-me-out
  139. Soulbrother
  140. A friend with weed is a friend indeedmake-my-day
  141. Where there’s dope, there’s hope
  142. Up against the wall, mutherfucka!
  143. Turn in, turn on, drop out
  144. I get high with a little help from my friends
  145. What goes around comes around
  146. A mind is a terrible thing to waste
  147. If it’s too loud, you’re too old
  148. Cancer cures smoking
  149. Love is a many-gendered thingbart_simpson_don'thaveacowman
  150. Have you hugged your kid today?
  151. Baby on board
  152. Baby in trunk
  153. Nobody on board
  154. Choose life
  155. No intelligent life down here
  156. Read my lips
  157. You talkin’ to me?
  158. Go ahead – Make my day
  159. Don’t have a cow, man
  160. Eat my shortsjustsayno
  161. Just say no
  162. Just do it
  163. Go for it
  164. To the max
  165. Book it!
  166. That’s sick!
  167. Don’t mess with ‘the man’
  168. Boogie on down the road
  169. Born to boogie
  170. Born to shop
  171. A woman’s place is in the mallflower_power_peace
  172. Girl’s just want to have fun
  173. Girl’s just want to have funds
  174. The one who dies with the most toys wins
  175. The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys
  176. Ain’t that a kick in the butt
  177. How YOU doin’?
  178. Greed is good
  179. Wanna drag?
  180. Save an alligator – Shoot a preppy
  181. Die yuppie scumhomework_brain_damage-4851
  182. Who shot JR?
  183. May the force be with you
  184. I brake for unicorns
  185. Feel my wrath
  186. Homework causes brain damage
  187. Make me an offer I can’t refuse
  188. Mean people suck
  189. Hate is not a family value
  190. Visualize world peace
  191. Visualize whirled peas
  192. What’s your tale, nightingale?mean-people-suck
  193. What’s buzzin, cuzzin?
  194. Rattle my cage
  195. Pop the clutch
  196. Party pooper
  197. Paper shaker
  198. Catch some zzzzz’s
  199. No sweat
  200. Meanwhile, back at the ranch
  201. Make the scene
  202. Let’s make out
  203. Made in the shadePacman.svg
  204. Crazy, man, crazy!
  205. Like crazy, like wow!
  206. Let’s get crazy
  207. Lay a patch
  208. Later gator
  209. See ya later alligator
  210. After while crocodile
  211. That’s kookie
  212. How’d ya like a knuckle sandwich
  213. That’s a kick
  214. Let’s haul ass!seeyoulater_alligator
  215. Grody to the max!
  216. Goose it!
  217. Get with it
  218. That’s the bomb!
  219. You dig?
  220. Don’t get all bent out of shape
  221. Don’t get your panties in a bunch
  222. Floor it!
  223. Fire that puppy up!
  224. I got dibs on ithang.in.there.baby_2
  225. Cut it out!
  226. Warm it up
  227. He who smelled it, dealt it
  228. 1, 2, 3, beaver (after someone farted)
  229. Like crazy, man!
  230. I’m cranked!
  231. You got creamed
  232. You’ve got kooties
  233. Cool it!
  234. Feel like I’m on cloud 9deadhead
  235. Classy chassis
  236. He’s a cool cat
  237. Let’s burn rubber
  238. They’re bad news
  239. Boob-tubedeadhead_logo
  240. In your face!
  241. Don’t spaz out
  242. Want not, waste not
  243. Good night, John-boy
  244. Catch you on the flip-side
  245. Feel tha funk
  246. Such a ‘putz’
  247. What it is
  248. What’s up?
  249. Airhead
  250. Awesome Possumcool_beans
  251. Backatcha!
  252. Don’t bogart
  253. Be There or be square
  254. I’m bugged out
  255. That’s so bunk
  256. Buzz Off!
  257. Deadhead
  258. What a long strange trip it’s been
  259. Catch my drift?just-kidding
  260. That’s so cheesy
  261. That was really choice man
  262. That was funkadelic
  263. Choke-n-puke
  264. Just kidding!
  265. Cool beans
  266. Pass the doobie
  267. Who cut the cheese?
  268. Way decent!no_dice
  269. Totally dig those shades, man
  270. What a doofus
  271. What a dork
  272. He’s so dorky
  273. Are you down with it?
  274. No dice!
  275. What a drag!
  276. That’s a drag, man
  277. Faked him out
  278. Having a ‘flash back’
  279. fer shure (for sure)take_it_easy_life_is_short
  280. Just testing
  281. Hey foxy lady
  282. She’s pretty foxy
  283. Foxy mama
  284. The “Fuzz”high5
  285. That was a gas
  286. Gag me with a spoon
  287. What a geek
  288. What a nerd
  289. Gee whizz
  290. That’s messed up!
  291. Get real!
  292. Gimme Five
  293. High 5
  294. Gimme some skinMickey_ThatsSwell
  295. That was gnarly!
  296. Good vibes
  297. That’s gross!
  298. Stoners, jocks and nerds
  299. Hey man, how’s it hangin’?
  300. That’s heavy, man
  301. What’s the skinny?
  302. What’s crackin?
  303. Hubba hubba!
  304. Call ya out!
  305. I’m trippin’
  306. You ain’t got Jack Squat
  307. Jive turkey
  308. You ain’t jivin’, man
  309. Keep it real
  310. Killer diller
  311. Later days
  312. That’s nifty
  313. Let it all hang out
  314. Time to ‘peel out’
  315. Give me the lowdown
  316. No way, Jose!
  317. That’s ‘off the hook’!
  318. She’s a real ‘piece of work’
  319. Pop a wheelie
  320. Quit raggin’ on me!
  321. You got reamed!
  322. Say what?
  323. Shotgun!
  324. Smooth move, exlax!
  325. That’s spiffy!
  326. I’m gonna split
  327. Let’s blow this joint
  328. What a square
  329. I’m stoked!
  330. That was swell!
  331. That was sweeeet!
  332. Take a chill pill!
  333. Ten-four, good buddy!
  334. That’s so tubular, man
  335. That’s tight, man
  336. That’s so wicked!
  337. Tight!
  338. Toke
  339. Totally!
  340. That’s sooo trippy!
  341. That’s unreal, man
  342. That was way cool!
  343. What’s happenin?
  344. Wipeout!
  345. Wowzers!
  346. Yeah, right!
  347. Barf me out
  348. Bite me!
  349. Big time!
  350. Quit buggin’ me
  351. That dude is wiggin’
  352. Wannabe
  353. Damn skippy!
  354. Wherever you go, there you are
  355. Don’t worry ….. Be happy

Added 7/8/09

  1. Verrry Eeen-ter-es-ting (Very Interesting) from Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In on TV
  2. Look that up in your Funk and Wagnalls from Laugh-In TV
  3. “One ringy-dingy…two ringy-dingies…” said by Lilly Tomlin on Laugh-In TV
  4. Go To Your Room
  5. You bet your sweet bippy
  6. That’s easy for you to say
  7. And that’s the truth
  8. Ring my chimes
  9. Blow in my ear and I’ll follow you anywhere
  10. Same bat time ….. same bat channel from TV’s Batman
  11. To the moon ….. Alice! said by Jackie Gleason from the Honeymooners TV
  12. Bang ….. zoom!

Added 7/20/09

  1. Hot-diggity-dog
  2. Heavens to Betsy
  3. Holy Moly
  4. Whoa Nelly!
  5. Big Whoop!
  6. Whoop-De-Doo!
  7. Yippie!
  8. Yikes!
  9. Eeee Gads!
  10. Wanna chew the fat?
  11. Saved by the bell
  12. Mind your own bees wax!

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Tamiflu – What You Need To Know

tamifluWhen you or someone in your family begins to experience flu symptoms >>> you have 48 hours to take action.

Trust TAMIFLU………. the #1 prescribed antiviral flu medication

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For flu treatment: When taken within two days of experiencing symptoms, TAMIFLU works by helping to stop the flu virus from spreading inside the body

For flu prevention: When you have been exposed to someone with the flu, taking TAMIFLU can help keep the virus from making you sick

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T A K I N G     T A M I F L U

* TAMIFLU is NOT a substitute for the flu shot.

* Vaccination is the first line of defense for flu protection.

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TAMIFLU is Effective for both Children and Adults

In flu treatment studies of patients who took TAMIFLU within 48 hours of the first appearance of symptoms:

  • Adults felt better 30 percent faster (1.3 days) than flu patients who did not take TAMIFLU
  • Children felt better up to 26 percent faster (1.5 days) than flu patients who did not take TAMIFLU

TAMIFLU is indicated for the treatment and prevention of influenza in people 1 year and older.

Flu strains may vary from area to area, so if you are exposed to a strain of the flu that is not the same strain as the one your flu shot protects against, you may still get the flu.

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TAMIFLU is a prescription medication for flu prevention and treatment in adults and children aged 1 year and older.

  • TAMIFLU is available in pill form
  • TAMIFLU is also available in a fruit–flavored liquid form with a dosing dispenser for children 1 year and older and for adults who have difficulty swallowing the capsule.
  • TAMIFLU can be taken with or without food. As with many medicines, if you take TAMIFLU with a light snack, milk, or a meal, the potential for an upset stomach may be reduced.

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TAMIFLU Dosing ScheduleDEU VOGELGRIPPE TAMIFLU

For Flu Treatment:

  1. Take 1 dose, twice daily, for 5 days
    (see TAMIFLU Dosage chart for dose amount)

For Flu Prevention:

  1. Take 1 dose, once daily, for 10 days
    (see TAMIFLU Dosage chart for dose amount)

TAMIFLU Dosage by Age and Weight

Age and Weight Pill Dosage Liquid Dosage
(using oral dosing dispenser)
Adults and Children
13 yrs. and older
1 Dose=
One 75 mg pill
1 Dose=
75 mg
Children 1 – 12 yrs.
33 lbs. or less
(15 kg or less)
1 Dose=
One 30 mg pill
1 Dose=
30 mg
34 lbs – 51 lbs
(16 kg – 23 kg)
1 Dose=
One 45 mg pill
1 Dose=
45 mg
52 lbs – 88 lbs
(24 kg – 40 kg)
1 Dose=
Two 30 mg pills
1 Dose=
60 mg
89 lbs or more
(41 kg or more)
1 Dose=
One 75 mg pill
1 Dose=
75 mg*

*The 75 mg dose can be measured using a combination of 30 mg and 45 mg.

In the event that the dispenser provided with the suspension is lost or damaged, another dosing syringe or other device may be used to deliver the following volumes:

  • For children 33 lbs or less (15 kg or less): 2.5 mL (½ tsp)
  • For children 34 lbs – 51 lbs (16 kg – 23 kg): 3.8 mL (¾ tsp)
  • For children 52 lbs – 88 lbs (23 kg – 40 kg): 5.0 mL (1 tsp)
  • For people 89 lbs or more (41 kg or more): 6.2 mL (1 ¼ tsp)

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What to Do if You Miss Your TAMIFLU Dose

If you forget to take your medicine at any time, take the missed dose as soon as you remember, unless it is within 2 hours of your next scheduled dose. Do not take two doses at a time to make up for a missed dose. You can then continue to take TAMIFLU at the usual times.

Taking TAMIFLU with Other Medications

TAMIFLU has been shown to have a minimal chance of negatively interacting with other medications. Your doctor or healthcare professional may recommend taking over–the–counter medications to reduce severity of symptoms while the antiviral action of TAMIFLU takes effect on the flu virus. As with any medication, be sure to discuss with your doctor any over–the–counter or prescription medicines you are currently taking before beginning TAMIFLU therapy. An intranasal flu vaccine like FluMist®* should not be given within 2 weeks before or 48 hours after taking TAMIFLU, unless it is deemed appropriate by your doctor.

Taking TAMIFLU if You Have Kidney Disease

If you have any type of kidney disease, talk to your doctor before starting TAMIFLU therapy. There is a special dosing schedule, as follows, for this group:

  • Flu Treatment Dosage — One 75 mg dose, once daily for 5 days
  • Flu Prevention Dosage — One 75 mg dose every other day or 30 mg dose once daily

How to Store TAMIFLU

TAMIFLU capsules should be stored at room temperature below 77ºF (25ºC) and kept in a dry place. Refrigerate liquid TAMIFLU at 36º to 46ºF (2º to 8ºC). Do not freeze. As with all medications, keep out of the reach of children.

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Side Effects & Safety of TAMIFLU

Rare but serious skin reactions and allergic reactions have been reported. Stop taking TAMIFLU and call your doctor if you experience any of these reactions, as they could be very serious.

People with the flu, particularly children and adolescents, may be at an increased risk of self injury and confusion shortly after taking TAMIFLU and should be closely monitored for signs of unusal behavior. A healthcare professional should be contacted immediately if the patient taking TAMIFLU shows any signs of unusual behavior.

The most common side effects of TAMIFLU are mild to moderate nausea and vomiting. TAMIFLU is generally well tolerated.

In addition, take the following precautions when using TAMIFLU:

  • You should not take TAMIFLU if you are allergic to oseltamivir phosphate or any other ingredients of TAMIFLU.
  • TAMIFLU is normally not recommended for use during pregnancy or nursing, as the effects on the unborn child or nursing infant are unknown. If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding while taking TAMIFLU, talk to your doctor before taking TAMIFLU.
  • If you have any type of kidney disease, talk to your doctor before starting TAMIFLU therapy.
  • The use of TAMIFLU along with an intranasal flu vaccine like FluMist®* has not been evaluated. However, due to the possibility for interference between these products, an intranasal flu vaccine should not be given within 2 weeks before or 48 hours after taking TAMIFLU, unless it is deemed appropriate by your doctor. The type of flu vaccine administered as a shot through the skin can be given at any time relative to use of TAMIFLU.

As with any medication, be sure to discuss with your doctor any over–the–counter or prescription medicines you are currently taking before beginning TAMIFLU therapy.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

TAMIFLU is prescribed for treating adults and children 1 year and older with influenza (flu) whose symptoms started within the last day or two. TAMIFLU can also reduce the chance of getting the flu in patients 1 year and older. TAMIFLU is not a substitute for the annual flu vaccinations (you should still get the flu shot every year).

Before taking TAMIFLU, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing, or if you have kidney disease, heart disease, respiratory disease, or other serious health conditions. Also, let your doctor know if you are taking any other medications or if you have received nasally administered influenza virus vaccine during the past two weeks.

If you develop an allergic reaction or a severe rash, stop taking TAMIFLU and contact your healthcare professional immediately, as it may be very serious. People with the flu, particularly children and adolescents, may be at an increased risk of self injury and confusion shortly after taking TAMIFLU and should be closely monitored for signs of unusual behavior. A healthcare professional should be contacted immediately if the patient taking TAMIFLU shows any signs of unusual behavior.

The most common side effects are mild to moderate nausea and vomiting.

DTV Is Finally Here! – What You Should Know

DTV_img_newdate_2Finally…..Let the countdown to the end of analog television begin! On Friday, June 12, 2009 all full-power television stations across the country will stop broadcasting in analog and switch to digital.

Of the country’s nearly 1,800 broadcasters, 756 stations have already made the transition. In four days, the remaining 1,030 will join them in the digital age.

Yes, the transition to digital television was delayed last February, but the rescheduled date is just days away. With June 12 fast approaching, most people with analog sets who get their TV broadcasts over the air already know they need to get a converter box for the analog TV (or a new a new digital TV) to see the new signals. But getting the equipment is only part of the conversion process — you also need to scan for new digital channels to make sure you’re pulling in all the stations available in your area.

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F C C   C O N S U M E R   F A C T S

By June 12, 2009, federal law requires that all full-power television broadcast stations stop broadcasting in analog format and broadcast only in digital format. Your local broadcasters may make the the transition before that date, and some already have, so be ready.


Why Are Broadcast TV Stations Switching to All-Digital?

Congress mandated the conversion to all-digital television broadcasting, also known as the digital television (DTV) transition, because all-digital broadcasting will free up frequencies for public safety communications (such as police, fire, and emergency rescue). Also, digital is a more efficient transmission technology that allows broadcast stations to offer improved picture and sound quality, as well as offer more programming options for consumers through multiple broadcast streams (multicasting). In addition, some of the freed up frequencies will be used for advanced commercial wireless services for consumers.

What Do I Need To Do To Be Ready For The DTV Transition?

What you need to do depends on the source of your television programming, whether you receive programming over-the-air or from a paid provider such as a cable or satellite TV company.

How Do I Receive Digital Broadcasts If I Don’t Subscribe To Cable Or Satellite?

If you receive only free over-the-air television programming, the type of TV you own, either a digital TV or an analog TV, is very important. Consumers who receive only free over-the-air television may view digital programming through a TV set with a built-in digital tuner (integrated DTV) or a digital-ready monitor with a separate digital tuner set-top box. (Both of these digital television types are referred to as a DTV). The only additional equipment required to view over-the-air digital programming with a DTV is a regular antenna, either on your roof or a smaller version on your TV such as “rabbit ears.”

If you have an analog television, you will have to purchase a digital-to-analog set-top converter box to attach to your TV set to be able to view over-the-air digital programming (see “What About My Analog TV?” below).

How Do I Know Whether I Own a DTV?

As of March 1, 2007, all television receivers shipped in interstate commerce or imported into the United States must contain a digital tuner. In addition, effective May 25, 2007, the Commission required sellers of television receiving equipment that does not include a digital tuner to disclose at the point-of-sale that such devices include only an analog tuner, and therefore will require a digital-to-analog converter box to receive over-the-air broadcast television after the transition date. Retailers must inform consumers by prominently displaying the following text if they are selling TV equipment with only an analog tuner:

This television receiver has only an analog broadcast tuner and will require a converter box after February 17, 2009, to receive over-the-air broadcasts with an antenna because of the Nation’s transition to digital broadcasting. Analog-only TVs should continue to work as before with cable and satellite TV services, gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD players, and similar products. For more information, call the Federal Communications Commission at 1-888-225-5322 (TTY: 1-888-835-5322) or visit the Commission’s digital television website at: www.dtv.gov.

Therefore, after May 25, 2007, all television equipment being sold should contain a digital tuner, or should be identified at the point-of-sale as not having one. Be sure to look for this label if you are purchasing a new TV.

As for how to determine whether your television equipment purchased prior to May 25, 2007 is a DTV, many DTVs and digital television equipment will have labels or markings on them, or statements in the informational materials that came with them, to indicate that they contain digital tuners. These labels or markings may contain the words “Integrated Digital Tuner” or “Digital Tuner Built-In.” “Receiver” may be substituted for “Tuner,” and “DTV,” “ATSC,” or “HDTV” (high definition television) may be substituted for “Digital.” If your television equipment contains any of these labels or markings, you should be able to view digital over-the-air programming without the need for a digital-to-analog converter box. (Remember, you do not need an HDTV to view free over-the-air digital programming. As long as your television equipment contains a digital tuner, you can view over-the-air digital. An HDTV is only necessary if you want to view digital programming in “high definition.”)

You should also check the manual or any other materials that came with your television equipment in order to determine whether it contains a digital tuner.

If your television set is labeled as a “Digital Monitor” or “HDTV Monitor,” or as “Digital Ready” or “HDTV Ready,” this does not mean it actually contains a digital tuner. Thus, you still will likely need a separate set-top box which contains a tuner in order to view programs in the new digital TV transmission standard (which includes HDTV formats) on such a set.

Over-the-air digital set-top boxes can be purchased at retail stores. Cable and satellite TV providers also sell or lease digital set-top boxes for their specific services. (Note: the digital set-top box described here is not the same as the NTIA program digital-to-analog converter box, described below, used to convert free over-the-air digital broadcasts for viewing on an analog TV set.)

If your television set is labeled as “analog” or “NTSC,” but is NOT labeled as containing a digital tuner, it contains an analog tuner only.

If you cannot determine whether your television set or other television equipment contains a digital tuner, you are advised to check your equipment for the manufacturer name and model number, and then contact your consumer electronics retailer, or the manufacturer, to determine whether it contains a digital tuner. This information also may be available online through the manufacturer’s website.

Because most broadcast stations in all U.S. television markets are already broadcasting in digital, consumers are further advised to contact their local broadcast stations to determine the channel numbers on which the stations are broadcasting digital programming. Consumers should then ensure that their televisions are set up to receive over-the-air programming (as distinguished from the signals of a paid provider such as cable or satellite TV service), and then tune to the over-the-air digital channels to see if they can receive the digital broadcast programming.

What About My Analog TV? Will It Still Work?

After your full power stations transition to only digital, you will be able to receive and view over-the-air digital programming with an analog TV only by purchasing a digital-to-analog set-top converter box. All U.S. households are able to request up to two coupons, worth $40 each, to be used toward the future purchase of eligible digital-to-analog converter boxes. Eligible converter boxes are for the conversion of over-the-air digital television signals, and therefore are not intended for analog TVs connected to a paid provider such as cable or satellite TV service.

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is administering the coupon program. (Please note that these coupons will expire 90 days after mailing). For more information, visit the NTIA website at www.dtv2009.gov. The Commission’s DTV website, www.dtv.gov, also provides information for consumers on the upcoming digital-to-analog converter box coupon program. You can begin receiving the benefits of DTV today.

If I Already Have an Antenna, Do I Need a New One to View the Digital Signals?

A special antenna generally is not needed to receive digital signals. You may have antenna issues, however, if your current antenna does not receive UHF signals (channels 14 and above) well, because most DTV stations are on UHF channels. In such a case, you may need a new antenna or to add a UHF section to your existing antenna system. This equipment should be available at most bricks-and-mortar and Internet consumer electronics retailers.

How Do I Receive Digital Broadcasts If I Subscribe To Cable Or Satellite?

If you receive cable or satellite television service, contact your cable or satellite provider about any additional components, such as a digital set-top box, that you may need to watch digital broadcast programming. However, if you have a television not hooked up to a subscription service, you may need a converter box to continue receiving broadcasts on that television set.

If I Buy a DTV, Will My VCR, DVD Player, Camcorder, Video Games, Or Other Equipment Still Work?

VCRs, DVD players, camcorders and video games will continue to work, even if they are only analog-capable. Such equipment, however, may not provide digital-quality picture and sound. Manufacturers are producing a number of different connectors to hook equipment together and improve picture and sound quality. Check with your equipment retailer to determine the types of connectors that will work with your equipment.

How Much Will DTV Improve My TV Viewing?

While picture quality will vary according to whether you watch digital programming in high definition (HDTV) or standard definition (SDTV) format, over-the-air digital programming provides a better viewing experience than over-the-air analog programming, as long as you have good quality reception through your antenna.

How Much Will a DTV Cost?

Prices vary depending on the many features and options available to consumers, including format, display technology, and screen size. Display technology choices include cathode ray tube screens, rear projection TVs, front projection TVs, and flat panel TVs. Flat panel TVs, often the most expensive, can use either a liquid crystal display (LCD) or plasma screen technology. Screen size is measured diagonally across the screen, and the larger the screen, generally the more expensive the TV. To determine the equipment and features that are right for you, learn about DTV from our Web Site and discuss your options with your retailer.

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Here’s another helpful link >> Antenna Web >> http://www.antennaweb.org
Maximize your television reception
The AntennaWeb.org mapping program, provided by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), locates the proper outdoor* antenna to receive your local television broadcast channels.

Based on geographical maps and signal strengths, AntennaWeb locates the best antenna for you — whether the antenna is for use with a home satellite system, high-definition television (HDTV) or a traditional analog set.

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For More Information

For more information about the DTV transition, go to www.dtv.gov, which also provides links to several other informative websites, or contact the FCC’s Consumer Center by e-mailing dtvinfo@fcc.gov; calling 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY; faxing 1-866-418-0232; or writing to:

Federal Communications Commission
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Inquiries and Complaints Division
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554.

Benefits of Milk – What’s In A Glass?

Milk Does A Body Good … Actually

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Believe it or not, there is NO other beverage that contains a more complete nutrition package than a glass of milk. When compared to calcium-fortified foods and beverages, milk is not only one of the least expensive choices for meeting those daily calcium requirements, but it also provides a healthy dose of eight other essential nutrients, including the following…..

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  • Bone-strengthening calcium – Calcium helps build bone mass, maintain bone density and may also help control blood pressure.
  • High-quality protein – The protein in milk contains essential amino acids – About three glasses of milk provides about half the protein adults need each day.
  • Potassium – Potassium is crucial to regulate the balance of fluids in the body. Cup for cup, milk has 10 times as much as an equal serving of the leading sports drink.
  • Vitamin A – The vitamin A in milk contributes to normal vision. It also helps regulate cell growth and maintain the integrity of the immune system.
  • Vitamin D – Vitamin D helps promote the absorption of calcium and optimal bone mineralization.
  • Carbohydrates – Carbohydrates provide an important fuel for active adults.
  • B Vitamins – B vitamins such as B-12, niacin and riboflavin are necessary to convert food to energy for exercising muscles.
  • Phosphorus – One glass of milk provides 20 percent of an adult’s daily phosphorus requirement, which helps strengthen bones and generates energy in your body’s cells.
  • Water for hydration – 90 percent of milk is water so it can help provide fluid to keep the body hydrated.

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