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Can You Get the Flu from the Flu Shot?

Can You Get the Flu from the Flu Shot?

by Natalie (SU)
Have you ever heard of the Spanish Influenza? If not, that was a worldwide flu epidemic that killed more than 50 million people in 1918 and 1919. This is what you might consider the mother of all flus. That is because every worldwide epidemic of Influenza A since then, and in fact almost all Influenza A outbreaks, have been genetically linked to the Spanish Influenza. Scientists still do not completely understand why the influenza of 1918 and 1919 was so deadly, however, they are concerned that similarly powerful strains could arise again. Additionally, even a weaker strain of flu is capable of rendering a majority of older, younger, and chronically ill Americans extremely ill; it can even be fatal. That is why the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that everyone from the age of 6 months old and older receive a flu vaccine every year.

Doctor Spotlight: Urgent Care Physician Dr. Dominic Ruocco

Doctor Spotlight: Urgent Care Physician Dr. Dominic Ruocco

by ih-pcn ih-pcn
Urgent care specialist Dr. Dominic Ruocco is board certified in emergency medicine, allowing him to treat a wide variety of acute illnesses and injuries. From infants to the elderly, he treats patients of all ages with the same kindness and compassion as he did when beginning his career.

How to Avoid the Flu – Our Top Tips

How to Avoid the Flu – Our Top Tips

by ih-pcn ih-pcn
Want to avoid the flu this year? Here are our top lifestyle and behavior tips to keep you healthy throughout flu season.