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Understanding Different Types of Flu

Posted by Staff on September 17, 2019

The term "Flu" is used to describe a range of influenza viruses that cause contagious respiratory infections. The symptoms also include headache, muscle soreness and fever. There are actually 3 different types of flu viruses, A, B and C.

Types A and B are the most common and are the cause of the influenza epidemics that flare up at certain times. Flu vaccines are formulated to protect against both type A and B viruses and are your best defense against infection. So what are the major differences between types A, B, and C?

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Topics: Flu, Cold and Flu

Back to School...and Flu Season

Posted by Staff on August 30, 2019

Now that the kids are back to school that can mean only one thing...flu season is coming. Yep, that's right, there is a spike in flu in the fall that coincides with back to school, but don't despair, there is still hope!

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Topics: Flu, Cold and Flu, News

3 Key Differences Between Seasonal Allergies and the Common Cold

Posted by Staff on May 13, 2019

It's that time of year when many people suffer from runny noses, sore throats, congestion, sneezing, watery eyes, and coughing. As you try to manage your symptoms, you might find some relief, but many people are left feeling very confused about their health status.

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Topics: Cold and Flu, Allergies

What You Can Do to Speed Up Recovery From the Flu

Posted by Staff on November 02, 2018

The various forms of the flu can be debilitating when they strike, which is why it's so important to take proper care of yourself when recovering. 

So to help you out in this quest, we have compiled a list of the best ways to overcome your nasty flu symptoms this season.

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Topics: Flu, Cold and Flu, Vaccines

Back to School Flu Prevention Tips for Parents

Posted by Staff on August 28, 2017

Reading, writing, arithmetic and…the flu? Yep, back to school means back to being exposed to a variety of germs that can often lead to the flu. Getting the flu is extremely unpleasant, as you may know, so you should do what you can to make sure your family is safe from it. So….what should you do?

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Topics: Cold and Flu

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: Flu, Cold and Flu

Basic Differences Between a Cold, Flu and Allergies

Posted by Staff on June 02, 2017

When you feel rather dreadful and have the sniffles, runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and maybe a sore throat, how do you know if you have a cold, the flue, or allergies? It can be hard to tell them apart because many times they follow the same course and similar symptoms. However, understanding them individually can lead to better decisions, choice of treatment, and whether or not you need to visit a health care clinic.

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Topics: Cold and Flu, Allergies, Healthcare Clinic

What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself from Norovirus

Posted by Staff on May 17, 2017

Norovirus is a common stomach bug that shows up in the form of cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. Norovirus can spread very quickly through physical contact, taking care of someone while their sick, or touching something that has come in contact with Norovirus. There has recently been an outbreak in Northern California. Learn more in the video below and how you can take preventative measures to protect yourself and others from getting sick.

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Topics: Cold and Flu, Prevention, News

Tips to Keep You From Getting Sick

Posted by Staff on April 14, 2017

Getting sick is a regular part of life, but sometimes it can be at the most inopportune time. Sometimes it can develop into something more complex than your average head cold. Sometimes it can stop you in your tracks like a freight train.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Cold and Flu, Prevention

Stop Believing These Myths About the Flu Shot

Posted by Staff on January 15, 2017

You wake up in the morning ready to take on the day, but by lunch time you’re sneezing and feel a sore throat coming on. “Probably just allergies…” you tell yourself. By the time you get home in the evening, your body aches, your head aches, and even though it’s 40 degrees outside, you’re burning up. There’s no denying it – you have the flu – but you can’t have the flu! There’s dinner to make, kids to bathe, a house to clean, and you have an important meeting at work tomorrow.

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Topics: Flu, Cold and Flu, Vaccines

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