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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 …

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 …

U.S. In The Thick Of Flu Season

As of Friday, January 10th the flu has spread across the nation with 35 states dealing with widespread influenza as reported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today. Deaths have spread as well, although it isn’t uncommon for …

Flu Symptoms Send Several To The Hospital
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A flu epidemic is upon us and several people have already died from flu complications. While flu vaccinations are a great way to protect yourself from the illness, they do not protect against all strains and even if you do …

Cough Remedies to Help You Through the Holidays

It’s that time of year and we aren’t just talking about the holidays. It is now cold and flu season, which could certainly put a damper on any holiday festivities you have planned. If you do come down with a …

Flu Season is Picking Up in the U.S.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned that Influenza activity is increasing across most of the U.S. “Reports of influenza-like-illness (ILI) are nearing what have been peak levels during moderately severe seasons,” said Dr. Joe Bresee, …

Google Flu Trends Helps Hospitals Accurately Predict Influenza Cases Google Flu Trends Helps Hospitals Accurately Predict Influenza Cases

A new study from John Hopkins University shows that Google’s influenza oracle, Flu Trends, turns out to be a reliable way for hospitals to anticipate outbreaks or “seasons” of patients sick with the flu, possibly more reliable than using “outdated” …