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Winter Respiratory Illnesses

Winter Respiratory Illnesses

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Every winter season, we look forward to the holidays, good food, time off work and school, and spending time with family and friends.

Is It Too Late for Flu Shots?

Is It Too Late for Flu Shots?

by Crystal (SU)
The flu season generally extends from October through May, with most cases making their mark between December and early March. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2017-2018 influenza season was a high-severity flu season, with high levels of both outpatient clinic visits and emergency room visits due to influenza-like illnesses.

Why Do We Get Sick in the Winter?

Why Do We Get Sick in the Winter?

by Natalie (SU)
The temperature is dropping and the winter clothes are coming out of storage. It’s that time of year again. You better stay out of drafts, bundle up and keep warm; you don’t want to catch a cold. Get out of those wet clothes because the best way to avoid the flu is to make sure you stay warm and dry, right? Well, not necessarily. Weather doesn’t make you sick. Germs make you sick. There are a number of biological and environmental factors that play into our tendency to get sick in the winter, but the season itself isn’t the culprit.