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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.

Could My Sore Throat Be Strep?

Could My Sore Throat Be Strep?

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Wintertime brings cold temperatures, holidays, and snow. It opens up all sorts of possibilities to play outside and enjoy winter sports.

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.

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