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  • Will The Flu Shot work This Year?
    Will the influenza shot work this season?
    You got an influenza shot, so you shouldn't need to stress over getting this season's flu virus, correct? If it were that basic.Influenza specialists must foresee — a few months ahead of time — what strains will be the most...
  • Flu hits Florida early and hard
    Flu hits Florida early and hard
    Influenza has hit Florida earlier and harder than usual this year.According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this is the second week in which emergency departments and urgent care centers have reported widespread...
  • Influenza-like illnesses in the United States
    Is this year's flu vaccine working?
    The Centers for Disease Control publish a weekly report during the flu season and the latest data was released Dec. 19. Despite some media reports, the formula for this year's flu vaccine is effective. All four of the flu viruses included in...
  • Mother's tea cup brimming with herbal tea perfection!
    Mother's tea cup: Traditional tea blends for most ailments
    I don’t believe Mother ever knew about specific tea blends, because if she had, we certainly would have indulged in them. After all, the price of herbal tea leaves is quite inexpensive. It’s having the knowledge that does not really...
  • The Sobriety :60 spotlights alcohol's role in cold and flu season
    The Sobriety :60 spotlights alcohol's role in cold and flu season
    The seventeenth weekly episode of The Sobriety :60 delves into how alcohol challenges the immune system, especially during a period when the weather contributes to greater incidence of respiratory illness.An important consideration during cold,...
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    Flu vaccines no compensation in Canada
    Once again we enter the flu season, which with all the hysteria and marketing should probably be known as the vaccine season. There is less and less discussion about flu prevention and even the flu itself as the emphasis has turned to getting your...
  • Ways to help prevent catching the flu
    Ways to help prevent catching the flu
    The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get a flu vaccination each year, but good habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs. Here are some handy hints to help you get through the flu season...
  • Clean living can help stop the spread of flu germs
    Clean living can help stop the spread of flu germs
    Flu season is coming, and a good way to protect your family is by cleaning often touched surfaces with cleaners and disinfectants. Here are some handy hints to help keep your family healthy during cold and flu season.Cleaning with soap or...
  • Flu season, nasal spray usage
    Flu season: How to protect your child
    While flu season normally peaks in the U.S. from December to February, flu activity may be seen from October into May. Some symptoms may include: body aches, chills, fever, sore throat, runny nose and a feeling of tiredness. Among children it is...
  • Why you should get a flu shot (VIDEO)
    Why you should get a flu shot (VIDEO)
    It is recommended that all people get a flu shot before flu season starts. This is highly recommended for the very young and the elderly. Dr. Drew Pinsky was on the Queen Latifah show on Tuesday giving information about the flu shot. The well...
  • Colds, influenza, allergies
    Health news: Cold, flu, or allergy, can you tell the difference?
    The latest health news focuses on three respiratory infections or conditions that are often confusing. You're sneezing, have a high-fever, sore throat, runny nose, a headache, itchy eyes, nausea, or feeling just plain lousy. Before you look in...
  • Flu shots are important for pregnant women.
    Beware of the flu while pregnant: Important reasons to get a vaccine
    Flu vaccines are recommended for pregnant women. They not only protect the mother but also give antibodies to the unborn infant.If you have ever had the flu, you know how devastating this illness can be. Now think if you are pregnant, you may not...
  • CDC: 90% of children who died from flu did not receive the flu vaccine
    CDC: 90% of children who died from flu did not receive the flu vaccine
    The flu vaccine dilemma. Should your child get one? Should you? The CDC says absolutely, and numbers would appear to back them up. Ninety percent of children who died over the last few years from flu illnesses did not receive the flu vaccine, says...
  • Boost your immune system for cold and flu season, naturally!
    Boost your immune system for cold and flu season, naturally!
    In today's society we are used to going to the doctor only when we are sick (sick care), instead, we need to focus on preventative care. Do you want to mask symptoms or get the underlying problem fixed? Treating problems before they surface is...
  • So you're vegan and caught a cold - what to do?
    So you're vegan and caught a cold - what to do?
    We all fall prey to bugs every now and then; perhaps one was lying dormant and got kicked into high gear after a night of partying, or maybe a sick friend got too cuddly and slimed you with their love (and sickness).This list is meant to address...