Flu is sneaky! If Flu comes to your house, do you know what to do to be prepared? Check to see if your doctor has after-hours care or an illness hotline. Check to see if your insurance has an illness hotline and write down the number for others to use on your behalf. Make a Read more about Flu is sneaky![…]
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Because colds and flu share many symptoms, it can be difficult (or even impossible) to tell the difference between them. The symptoms of flu can include fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue (tiredness). Cold symptoms are usually milder than the symptoms of flu. Read more about How do you know if it’s Cold or Flu?[…]
Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often have a fever, cough, sore throat and Read more about How will you know Flu?[…]
Oct. 7, 2014—Less than half of the people in the United States protected themselves with a flu vaccine during the 2013–2014 flu season, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC strongly advises that people 6 months and older—with only rare exceptions—should get a yearly vaccine against the flu. Despite Read more about Why you need to get the flu vaccine[…]
So-called ‘stomach flu’ may actually be norovirus | Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. July 11, 2014—The next time you get a nasty illness that you’re tempted to call “stomach flu,” you can probably blame the norovirus: The bug is responsible for almost one-fifth of acute gastroenteritis (diarrhea and vomiting) cases, according to a new study.
People who are at risk for being hospitalized for, or dying from, a heart attack or stroke can significantly reduce that risk with a yearly flu vaccination, according to a study in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Benefits of the vaccine were most pronounced in people at the highest risk for such cardiovascular Read more about Flu vaccine may help protect against heart attack, stroke[…]