All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Flu’

Flu Symptoms: How Do You Know If You’re Sick?

You might think that it’s pretty easy to tell if you’re sick or not, but it could be difficult to determine exactly what is wrong with you. It’s flu season, and many people have already dealt with the nasty, winter sickness. Those who haven’t had the flu yet should be aware of the symptoms so they can decide if and …

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Flu Symptoms Already Showing Up, Get Vaccinated Now

It’s about that time of the year again when flu symptoms start to appear in people all over the country. One way to prevent such a fate is to get the flu vaccine, but doctors say that it might not protect you from every strain. CBS Chicago reports that the current flu vaccine is matching only about half of the …

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Uber Thinks You Might Want a Flu Shot with Your Ride

Part promotional effort, part PR corrective maneuver, and part desire to do something good – Uber is giving out free flu shots right now. If you live in Boston, New York, or Washington D.C., Uber will coordinate a flu shot for up to 10 people per Uber request – at least for the next few hours. The promotion ends at …

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Flu Shots: The Pros And Cons Of The Vaccine

It’s flu season, the time of year when sneezes, coughs and fevers seem almost inevitable. One of the ways you can try to avoid catching the flu is by getting an annual flu shot. Some doctors insist that flu shots are a great way to avoid the most common flu strains, and many people swear by them. Others believe that …

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Flu Shots And Ebola: Guess Which One Americans Should Be More Concerned About?

If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, there’s something you should be more terrified of than a certain other virus that you keep hearing about on the news. This year tens of thousands of Americans will die from a largely preventable illness, but it WON’T be Ebola. Instead, they will die from the flu or complications associated with having …

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Flu Shots Are Now Available, But Why Aren’t Americans Interested?

Yesterday marked the first official day of the Fall season. What you may not know is that something else significant began this week: Flu shots. That’s right, it’s the time of year when you roll up your sleeve and get that crucial shot meant to immunize you from nasty influenza. Despite the fact that flu shots are readily available at …

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Flu Shots: The Time To Get One Is NOW

As dropping temperatures and crazy weather stories increase, we must face the reality that winter weather is coming. While you may be preparing or have already prepared for the bad weather to come, you have let your guard down about more personal preparations. It’s getting close to flu season as well. Do you know when you and your family will …

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Zinc Supplements Studied For The Common Cold

Although Americans are hit with 1 billion colds each year, most view it as some invisible enemy to which they’ll inevitably succumb. We wait until the running nose and sore throat symptoms set in and then head to our local pharmacy to self-medicate or hit the nearest urgent care so we can try to make it to work the next …

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Cold Remedies: Natural Ways to Fight the Seasonal Bug

Over-the-counter drugs are great but are also known to have a lot of associated side effects. According to a report done by Health.com, Dr. David Leopold, MD, mentioned how natural remedies look slightly more promising. “I believe that most of the over-the-counter products just mask symptoms, which is great to get you through the day,” he said. “But a lot …

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U.S. is Experiencing an Average Flu Season

The weather is cold across much of the U.S. and the flu season is now nearing its peak. A new poll out this week from Gallup shows that 2.8% of American adults in December reported being sick with the flu the previous day. This percentage represents a slight uptick from the 2% who said the same thing in November. Despite …

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Flu Running Rampant; Blamed For Multiple Deaths

The flu virus is causing widespread panic again this year, with the largest outbreak since the H1N1 “swine flu” pandemic that swept through the U.S. in 2009. Several deaths have already been reported nationwide this season, with 4 dead in Michigan and 5 fatalities already reported in California since October 1. The H1N1 strain has been one of the most …

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Flu Widespread – And Expanding Like Wildfire

The H1N1 flu started with just two states that were seeing widespread symptoms. Texas is one, and apparently the source of where this flu seems to have begun its wrath. Last week – the flu epidemic had spread to 10 states of severe illness and hospitalization. As of today January 3rd, there are 25 states that have reported epidemic proportions …

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