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Natural Ways to Prevent and Manage the Flu

  • Posted on: 17 September 2009
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The best defense against illness is a good offense. Protect yourself and your children from getting sick by practicing these healthy habits this season and all year long.
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The best defense against illness is a good offense. Protect yourself and your children from getting sick by practicing these healthy habits this season and all year long.

washing hands under the faucetThe best defense against illness is a good offense. Smart health habits can go a long way in preventing the spread of respiratory illnesses like the flu. Protect yourself and your children from getting sick by practicing these healthy habits:

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Do You Know How to Avoid the Flu?

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: veras
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The flu a serious disease that spreads easily. Learn how to keep you and your family health this flu season.
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The flu a serious disease that spreads easily. Learn how to keep you and your family health this flu season.


The flu is not something to take lightly. It is a serious disease that spreads easily when someone coughs, sneezes or even just talks. Children are most likely to get the flu, and it can be especially serious when they do. 

Getting an annual flu vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and your family. 

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10 Things You Need to Know About the Flu This Winter

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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Flu has many of the same symptoms as a cold, but it can be more dangerous. Find out how to avoid the flu and stay healthy this winter.
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Flu has many of the same symptoms as a cold, but it can be more dangerous. Find out how to avoid the flu and stay healthy this winter.

It's happening: The temps are dropping, the windows and doors are staying shut and the days are about to get shorter.

It's the perfect storm for viruses to hitch a ride and invade.

More Health Care Workers Need Flu Shots

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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More U.S. health care workers need to get their annual flu shots, a new government report shows.
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More U.S. health care workers need to get their annual flu shots, a new government report shows.

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FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News)—More U.S. health care workers need to get their annual flu shots, a new government report shows.

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Flagging Flu-Shot Rate Worries CDC

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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The flu-vaccination rate sagged in the United States last season, causing concern among public health officials that more Americans might wave off a flu shot this year.
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The flu-vaccination rate sagged in the United States last season, causing concern among public health officials that more Americans might wave off a flu shot this year.

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THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News)—The flu-vaccination rate sagged in the United States last season, causing concern among public health officials that more Americans might wave off a flu shot this year.

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How to Protect Yourself From the Seasonal Flu

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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Experts say an annual flu shot is the best way to avoid the aches, fever, congestion and fatigue that flu brings—and to protect those who are at high risk for flu-related complications.
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Experts say an annual flu shot is the best way to avoid the aches, fever, congestion and fatigue that flu brings—and to protect those who are at high risk for flu-related complications.

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FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Don't let this year's flu season catch you by surprise.

Experts say an annual flu shot is the best way to avoid the aches, fever, congestion and fatigue that flu brings—and to protect those who are at high risk for flu-related complications.

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Dosing Errors Common With Kids' Liquid Meds

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
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Parents may give their child too much or too little medicine when dispensing liquid medication, especially if they use a dosing cup, a new study reports.
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Parents may give their child too much or too little medicine when dispensing liquid medication, especially if they use a dosing cup, a new study reports.

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MONDAY, Sept. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Parents may give their child too much or too little medicine when dispensing liquid medication, especially if they use a dosing cup, a new study reports.

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CDC Panel Says FluMist Nasal Flu Vaccine Ineffective

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
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Americans may have to do without the easier, nasal spray form of flu vaccine, FluMist, next flu season because it’s been largely ineffective in children, a panel of experts decided Wednesday.
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Americans may have to do without the easier, nasal spray form of flu vaccine, FluMist, next flu season because it’s been largely ineffective in children, a panel of experts decided Wednesday.

FluMist Nasal Flu Vaccine Ineffective

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THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Americans may have to do without the easier, nasal spray form of flu vaccine next flu season, a panel of experts decided Wednesday.

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The End to the Flu Season is in Sight

  • Posted on: 13 April 2016
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This year's flu season may not quite be over, but it's clearly winding down and will be recorded as a relatively mild one unlike the 2014-2015 flu season, U.S. health officials say.

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TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- This year's flu season may not quite be over, but it's clearly winding down and will be recorded as a relatively mild one, U.S. health officials say.

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Easy Ways to Avoid Airplane Germs

  • Posted on: 1 March 2016
  • By: Sheryl Kraft
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A lot of people—and their germs—crowd into airports and airplanes. Here are easy ways to avoid airplane germs.

I just returned from two back-to-back trips. And while I have gotten over my fear of flying (somewhat), there is still one fear that, while it doesn't stop me from flying, remains at the forefront of my mind.

It's not the fear of terrorism (although I must admit that is omnipresent these days); it's the fear of either arriving at or departing from my destination with a cold (or worse).

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