Archive for the ‘Flu Season’ Category

Senior Flu Prevention and Taking Care of the Elderly

Getting the flu can be a nasty experience, no matter what your age or general health, and each year flu shots are a major public health initiative. But, because of the risks to the elderly, senior flu prevention is especially important. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), each year more than 200,000 people […]

4 Ways to Avoid Catching — and Spreading — the Flu Virus

To avoid spreading flu germs, cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze. It’s every mother’s mantra: Cover your mouth when you cough. During flu season, it’s the best advice you can give any child — or adult – who wants to avoid the flu. The flu virus is passed from one person to the other through […]

Flu shot: Your best bet for avoiding influenza

This year’s annual flu shot will offer protection against H1N1 flu (swine flu) virus, in addition to two other influenza viruses that are expected to be in circulation this fall and winter. Influenza is a respiratory infection that can cause serious complications, particularly to young children and to older adults. Flu shots are the most […]

Swine Flu: What We’ve Learned

From the middle of April through late October 2009, it is estimated that more than 47,000 people have been hospitalized in the United States from the novel H1N1 flu (swine flu), and about 4,000 have died. Usually, flu season doesn’t gear up until the late fall. With so many cases and hospitalizations already, there is […]

Power up your immune system!

      There are many ways to improve your immune system.  Common ways to boost your immune system are exercise, vitamin intake, drinking a lot of liquids especially water.  Yet the most interesting and fun way to boost your immune system is by eating a variety of yummy good healthy foods.   Any fruits […]

Why We Should Be Worried About The Bird Flu

Is the Bird Flu Virus for real? Or is it something the media has blown up once again. Does the bird flu virus really possess a threat to us humans? The bird flu virus is the current virus that has been scaring people away from eating at KFC. People might think that the bird flu […]

Fight Cold and Flu Naturally

About Cold and Flu  There are more than 200 different viruses that can cause a cold. Some of the more common ones include rhinovirus, corona virus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza (flu) and para-influenza, each one with their own severity. They are usually left to run their course within 1 to 2 weeks without complications […]

Swine Flu, Thе Common Cold, аnd Influenza – Hоw Cаn Yоu Tеll thе Difference

How саn people figure оut іf thе sniffles аnd runny nose thеу аrе hаvіng аrе ѕоmеthіng thаt thеу ѕhоuld bе worried about? Infectious disease experts explain thаt thе public ѕhоuld tо bе cognizant оf thе symptoms. Dr. Shmuel Shoham, аn infectious-disease medical specialist аt Washington Hospital Center, states thе cold, seasonal flu аnd H1N1 swine […]

H1N1 Influenza Symptoms – Shоuld Yоu Gеt Thе Flu Vaccination

A lot оf parents аnd people аrе аѕkіng thеmѕеlvеѕ ѕhоuld thеу gеt vaccinated tо avoid gеttіng H1N1 influenza symptoms оr ѕhоuld thеу avoid іt аll together? Thеrе іѕ а lot оf talk оut thеrе аbоut thе additives іn thе vaccination. If уоur doctor hаѕ recommended уоu gеt thе vaccination based оn а health condition, thеrе […]

Top 7 Reasons Why People Catch The Flu

Every year it’s the same story – winter arrives and you catch the flu.  You’re tried the flu shots, you’re diligent about washing your hands, you even drink a glass of orange juice every morning.  But still, year after year, you know it’s coming.  It’s only a matter of time before you catch the flu […]