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Pediatric Recommendations for the Flu Season

Pediatric Recommendations for the Flu Season

by Yenny (SU)
Each year, millions of children are afflicted with the influenza virus, which is far more dangerous than the common cold. Children with chronic health problems like asthma are especially at risk of serious flu-related complications. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that as many as 26,000 children younger than five years old have been hospitalized since 2010, and flu-related deaths during regular flu seasons have ranged from 37-131.

Recognizing Early Flu Symptoms

Recognizing Early Flu Symptoms

by Yenny (SU)
With all the news about how terrible a flu season can be, you can’t be too sure or too safe – not when early detection can make all the difference between keeping the flu bug at bay or spending weeks suffering from its effects.

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.

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.

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.

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