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Children in Oregon Who Have Missed Some Vaccinations Will Be Sent Home From School

Oregon Mandatory Vaccination

Many schools in the United States require for their students to be properly vaccinated. In Oregon, schools are making the requirements stricter. Those students who are not up-to-date on their vaccinations will no longer be allowed to go to school starting on February 21st. Some of these required vaccines include: whooping cough, polio, chicken pox, and measles. Local health authorities notify parents of students if their children are not up-to-date on their vaccinations.

How to have winter fun so the cold and flu don't interfere

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Winter is the time not only for the long-awaited New Year holidays, snow, skiing, skating, sleigh riding, and building snowmen that children. It is also the time when people are especially susceptible to colds and acute respiratory viral infections. Such is the case for many reasons, including a lack of sunlight and energy, vitamins, and a general decrease in immunity. What are winter colds, how are they dangerous, and how can one avoid them?

UV Lamps May Soon Make Our Buses and Trains Completely Germ Free

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Researchers at the University of Columbia want to stop the spread of viruses and bacteria in the air with a special Ultraviolet C (far-UVC) light. This can potentially make our buses, public toilets, and trains completely germ-free.

She did not take medications because it was "too expensive" and died of "flu" less than a week later

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Texas teacher named Heather Holland, aged 38, died of complications from the flu after she decided to give up medical treatment because she considered the 116 dollar Tamiflu "too expensive."

Is Your Child Taking Any of These Unsafe Cough and Cold Medicines?

No more codeine in cough meds for kids says FDA

Did you know that in some states cough and cold medicines containing codeine and hydrocodone are available over the counter for children? Here’s what you need to look for in your medicine cabinet to help you find out if your child is taking any unsafe cough and cold medicines.

Top 5 Natural Immune Boosters For Flu Season

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The news is filled with screaming headlines about the flu. Yes, another flu season is upon us, but germs do not have to govern your life. Don’t be paranoid, but do go out and fill up your medicine cabinet with these all natural immune boosters that will give your body a fighting chance against the dreaded flu.

How To Avoid Getting Sick While Flying

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Flying is perhaps the germiest way to travel. Not only is getting sick while flying about being in a confined space for an extended period of time but with so many people jet-setting from different parts of the world, it is easier than ever for illness to strike. Getting sick while flying is extremely inconvenient. Getting sick after travel is also highly common. Luckily, both can be avoided with some simple and proactive immune-boosting strategies.

3 Easy Ways How To Fight The Flu Naturally Starting Now

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If everyone around you is coming down with the flu and you are concerned, it is important to understand that how to fight the flu naturally isn't one flu shot away. The one and only way how to fight the flu naturally is to develop a strong and stable immune system through proper care and lifestyle choices.

New Flu Vaccine Update That Will Make You Change Your Mind About the Flu Shot

Egg allergy no longer a reason not to have a flu shot

Still undecided about whether or not to get the flu shot this cold and flu season? Well, here’s a new flu vaccine update that will make you change your mind about the flu shot this year and if it’s right for you and your loved ones.

Experts share why older adults need flu vaccine: 8 things to know

Experts warn why you shouldn't skip the flu shot, especially if you're 65 or older

Experts share flu season is likely to be severe, making it important to get your flu shot, especially for those age 65 and above. EmaxHealth asked Dr. Adam Welch, Associate Professor at the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University and Gina Venditti MPAS, PA-C, Board of Trustees, Physician Assistant (PA) Foundation why it is so important for older adults to get an annual flu vaccine.

Flu Deaths on The Rise, So What’s Your Chances of Dying Too?

Flu deaths rising and your risk

The latest flu-related news tells us that the most recent estimates on global flu-related deaths is at least approximately 100,000 more than previously estimated. If flu deaths are on the rise, what’s your chances of dying too this flu season? Here’s what you need to know to access your and your loved one’s risk.

What Not To Do When The Flu Strikes

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Allowing the flu to run its course without interruption leaves your immune system stronger and can be the difference between improving your health and having a relapse. Natural remedies are non-invasive and healing while over-the-counter medications can lengthen the duration of illness. Do you know what not to do when the flu strikes?

Death from Cold or Flu Could Happen from Too Much of These Medications Taken Together

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You’ve come down with a cold or the flu and are determined to take it on right away by bombarding the bug with legitimate OTC medications recommended for treating the cold and the flu. But did you know that it is very easy to overdose on one important ingredient if you choose the wrong combination of cold and flu meds?

This Is The Real Reason You Get Colds and Flu Every Year

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There is only one reason you get a cold or the flu -- just one. It is not because someone coughed or sneezed on you, or because a co-worker came to work sick. The only reason you get colds and flu every year is due to a weakened or compromised, immune system. There is no other reason on earth to get the flu or catch a bug than to have an immune system that is taxed and run down.

10 Health Benefits of Colloidal Silver and Why It's Bad Reputation is Undeserved

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Colloidal silver is a powerful immune stimulant. In this article, I will attempt to dispel some of the myths that gave this natural anti-microbial agent a bad reputation and reveal 10 health benefits of Colloidal silver.

Super Easy Flu-Busting Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Elderberries Flu Season Natural Remedy

Making elderberry syrup at home is a highly effective and inexpensive way to protect yourself against the flu this season. Elderberry has been used for centuries to treat influenza, colds and sinusitis, and has been reported to have potent antiviral activity against influenza and even herpes simplex.

5 easy vegan recipes to fight the man flu

5 easy vegan recipes to fight the man flu

According to the World Health Organization, these annual flu epidemics are estimated to result in about 3 to 5 million cases of severe illness. Man flu as a real condition, has been discussed, and laughed at, but polls revealed that men do suffer more and for longer periods from viral illnesses, which makes it all the more necessary to consume foods that will boost immunity. So, these 5 easy vegan recipes to fight the man flu will do just that.

The vegan way to fight the man flu

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So, It turns out that men may actually feel viral diseases in a different ways women do. Researchers at Royal Holloway University have discovered that certain viral infections have evolved to be more virulent in men. So, the vegan way to fight the man flu is through the use of foods with antiviral properties.