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How Do You Know You Have the Flu?

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How Do You Know You Have the Flu? While many people start to worry about the flu during the flu season, there are a handful of things that you need to be aware of. Not only are there many misconceptions …

How far can the flu virus travel?

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Image is from wwww.reference.com Flu is very contagious. That’s a well-known fact. What most people don’t know is just how far the flu virus can travel. According to a study carried out during the 2010/2011 influenza season, the virus can …

Are Diabetics at Risk for Flu?

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Image from www.foxnews.com Any form medical problem can potentially compromise the immunity level in the body. As such, people with diabetes are at a higher risk of suffering from other health related issues. That is the case based on the …

When do you know you have the flu?

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Do you know when you have the flu? While many people start to worry about the flu during the flu season, there are a handful of things that you need to be aware of. Not only are there many misconceptions …

What flu season will be expected this year?

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The 2016-17 Flu Season According to the CDC, predicting the severity of a given flu season is impossible. All that’s known is the influenza virus is probably going to hit. How early it hits and how severe its effects end …

New recommendations for Influenza Season?

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Vaccination Recommendations for Influenza Season From The CDC Currently, the CDC is recommending that anyone over the age of six months become vaccinated against influenza as a measure of protection going into the 2016-2017 flu season. This broad recommendation is …

Should my child get the flu shot?

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Surprising Casualties Between thirty and fifty thousand Americans die every year from the influenza virus. Well, not directly from the influenza virus. Think of the flu like a catalyst which results in more dire circumstances. Depending on a person’s health, …

Flu season: Importance of getting a flu shot

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Infographic from visual.ly The Advantage Of Security Every year in the United States influenza and pneumonia kills thousands of people. Official estimates round the number off over 50,000. These numbers can be misleading–you’ve got to understand it isn’t actually influenza …

Who Should Receive the Flu Vaccine

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Who should get vaccinated this season? Everyone at least 6 months of age should get vaccinated. But it’s especially important for some people to get vaccinated, such as those who are at high risk for complications like pneumonia.