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It's Flu Vaccination Time!

Posted by Staff on September 19, 2018

Last year's flu season was a tough one! As flu season once again approaches, it's not too early to get your flu shot because when flu season kicks up, it's easy for the disease to be passed from one person to another. Start taking proper precautions now for you and your family by following the tips below and getting a flu shot.

 

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Why Senior Citizens Should Get the Flu Vaccine

Posted by Staff on April 02, 2018

We’ve all experienced the flu at some time or another, but how many of us get vaccinated? Turns out about one-third of senior citizens don’t get the flu vaccine! It’s especially important for at-risk groups, such as young children and seniors, to get vaccinated and lessen the risk of devastating consequences such as hospitalization – or even death. According to the CDC, senior citizens in particular is the group most affected by the seasonal flu because of their weakened immune system. The good news is that there are things seniors can do to lessen their chances of getting the flu, the most important being to consider vaccination.

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Fight The Flu: How To Boost Your Immune System

Posted by Staff on January 11, 2018

Now that flu season upon us it is time to start taking care of yourself. According to the Center For Disease Control, the flu shot this year is not as effective as it has been in the past years. While it's still important to get your flu shot, it's also up to you to try to stay healthy. Washing your hands often and covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze is important, however, it is just as important that you build up your immune system. If you have a strong immune system, your body will be able to fight off the virus. There are a few natural ways that you can boost your immune system and protect yourself this flu season.

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Flu Symptoms That Indicate You Should Keep Your Child Home From School

Posted by Staff on December 13, 2017

Parents dread flu season! While they do what they can to keep their children from getting sick, inevitably your child will get the flu from being exposed to others at school. The flu can be very debilitating and its symptoms can keep your child in bed for days. There are certain symptoms that can be severe enough that you should keep your child home from school.

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How To Avoid Spreading The Flu

Posted by Staff on October 09, 2017

It's officially flu season and the last thing you want to do is get the flu or spread the flu to someone else. Learn tips to stay healthy, how to recognize the flu, and where you can get a flu vaccination.

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Topics: Flu, Prevention, Vaccines

Do You Have to Worry About Getting the Flu During the Summer?

Posted by Staff on June 09, 2017

Generally, flu season starts in October and ends in May. Millions of people contract the flu during flu season, however, it is possible to develop the flu at other times during the year, including during the summer.

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Topics: Cold and Flu, Flu

Is It Too Late to Get A Flu Shot?

Posted by Staff on April 19, 2017

Flu season is a confusing term. The flu isn’t just a season, and there isn’t one catch all flu shot. If you’ve forgotten to get your flu shot you’re probably wondering if it’s too late. The answer? Nope! It’s not too late to get a flu shot.

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Flu-Fighting Foods to Boost Your Immunity

Posted by Staff on February 20, 2017

You know the saying you are what you eat? Well, in this case, it’s true! You can continuously wash your hands, use antibacterial hand sanitizer, and take your vitamins religiously, but if you eat healthy food too you’ll help your body fight off any intruders that may cause you to get the flu. Below are some power foods that you should add to your grocery list immediately!

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Topics: Flu, Prevention

Will the Flu Shot Make Me Sick?

Posted by Staff on February 17, 2017

The flu shot…a dreaded endeavor for some, but a necessity when the seasons change from hot to cold, and cold to hot. You’ve heard the flu shot can make you sick, or it will protect you from being sick, or both. Each body is different, so each person has a unique experience when receiving this particular type of annual medicine. There are, however, some myths flying around about the flu shot, and what ensues after the fact. We are here to set the record straight! Fear not, there is no longer any reason to wonder what you can expect after receiving the flu shot, and what the normal vs. abnormal side effects are.

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Why Should You Get Vaccinated for the Flu?

Posted by Staff on February 13, 2017

You’re probably no stranger to having the flu – coughing, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, maybe even a fever – most of these symptoms can be easily taken care with some rest, liquids, chicken soup, and over-the-counter medicine.

In fact, most people who get the flu will have only mild symptoms. They won’t need medical care or prescription drugs and they will recover in less than two weeks. So – if those are the facts, then why would anyone need to get vaccinated?

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Topics: Flu

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