It was 2003 and my grandmother had just entered the hospital. My grandfather, Al Kirchner, was by her side with a constant flow of doctors and information on a daily basis. This would be overwhelming to anyone, but my mom, aunt and uncle started to notice something wrong. He began […]

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Anybody who has watched the news on television or read a newspaper in the past eight months has seen the words “swine flu” more than a few times. It seems as though every media outlet is saturated with coverage of a virus no more dangerous than seasonal influenza. In June, […]