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Flu and Cold

Preventing Illness During Cold and Flu Season

2014-11-10 13:14
Flu and Cold with Fever

Flu season is in full swing. It hits hard and fast causing body aches, fever, cough and congestion right off the bat. If you do get the flu, there are antiviral medications available that will make you feel better faster and also prevent you from spreading it to others. But they must be given no later than 48 hours after the onset of symptoms so call your doctor right away.

While you may get better a few days sooner with anti-viral medication, you won’t escape several days of illness.

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Coughs and sneezes can spread germs further than we thought

2014-04-10 08:27
A businessman coughing

The public health consequences of people coughing and sneezing demand that greater efforts be taken to protect people from infected droplets spread in such manners. The new findings that these droplets may can spread a lot further than previously realized means more aggressive initiatives are needed to cope with this problem.

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Over 75% of flu victims do not have any symptoms

2014-03-17 14:39
Study says 75% of people with the flu don't have any symptoms.

New study says more than three-quarters of people with the flu do not have any symptoms.

When someone has the flu, they may suffer symptoms ranging from fever, aches and pains - to congestion, wheezing and coughing. But a new study says that more than 75 percent of people who had seasonal influenza during recent years did not experience any symptoms at all.

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Well child visits may be associated with higher risk for influenza-like illness

2014-02-13 21:29
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Well child visits may sometimes put a child's health at risk. It is a paradox to think that taking your child to be checked up at a clinic could actually undermine your child's well being, but according to new research this may be the case. In consideration of the fact that waiting areas in clinics are often overcrowded and sometimes filled up with sneezing and coughing kids, this does however become understandable.

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Flu shot may be most dangerous vaccine in America

2014-02-11 15:04
Report says flu shot is most dangerous in the U.S.

A flu shot may be the most dangerous vaccination you can get in America, according to the January 2014 monthly report from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, as well as an updated report from the Department of Justice based on an analysis of settled lawsuits involving injury claims from flu vaccinations.

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Flu reaches epidemic levels in US, killing 20 children so far

2014-01-17 20:24
This season's flu has killed 20 kids so far, reaching epidemic levels.

In its weekly flu report on Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that this season’s influenza is widespread in 40 states across the nation and has reached epidemic proportions, resulting in the deaths of 20 children so far.

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This year's flu expected to hit more young and middle-aged adults

2013-12-30 15:26
Dominant flu strain likely

The 2013 flu season is quickly spreading throughout the United States, especially in the south where the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that the H1N1 virus is expected to sicken more young and middle-aged adults than older people.

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