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Flu Treatment at Home

September 1, 2022 - If you’re sick with the flu, there are plenty of options to treat yourself or your loved ones at home. While you do need to be cautious about potential complications, and we always recommend confirming a flu diagnosis with a diagnostic test, there are some easy ways to feel better: Rest Hydratation Sleep Fuel your […]
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Can My Child Get Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines at the Same Time?

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August 15, 2022 - Yes! While we always recommend you talk to your child’s healthcare provider first, children can safely receive their first, second, or booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccine at the same time as they get their flu vaccine.  Here are some reasons why:  It’s common for children to get multiple vaccines at once.  We have so […]
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Plan your Flu Vaccines

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August 1, 2022 - It may seem early, but NOW is the time to make a plan for flu vaccination. While there are still concerns about the spread of COVID-19, we also need to prepare for the arrival of seasonal flu – another potentially deadly virus. Here are some tips to make sure you plan for your entire family […]
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Flu Vaccine and the Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease

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July 22, 2022 - We advocate for annual flu vaccination for the simplest of reasons; to keep you and your loved ones out of the hospital and away from serious health risks. When we think about those serious health risks it’s easy to dismiss that there are risks to your health long after you have recovered from a serious […]
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Back to School and Flu Vaccines

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July 15, 2022 - Sorry to remind you, but summer is almost over and school will start soon! Along with concerns about the spread of COVID-19, we all need to prepare for the arrival of seasonal flu – another potentially deadly virus. The good news is that we can prepare now to have better outcomes this flu season. Why […]

Can you Get Flu and COVID-19 at the Same Time?

July 13, 2022 - “Flurona” is not a new type of COVID-19 or flu, it’s when people have both viruses at the same time. It’s not common for people to have both viruses at once, but it certainly can happen. When you get sick, your immune system is working hard to make sure that you get better. But, during […]

Are Flu Vaccines Live or Attenuated?

July 1, 2022 - Most flu vaccines are not live or attenuated. Live means that the virus is not dead, and attenuated means that the virus is weakened but still alive.  The live attenuated flu vaccine contains a version of the flu virus that is “alive” but weakened so that it cannot reproduce and make you sick. Rather, it […]

Needle-Free Flu Vaccine

June 15, 2022 - The nasal spray flu vaccine is administered intranasally, which means that the vaccine is sprayed up the nose as opposed to being injected with a needle. This vaccine can be used in eligible individuals ages 2 through 49 years and can be a good option for people who avoid flu vaccination due to a fear […]

What is stomach flu?

May 15, 2022 - The term “stomach flu” is NOT the same as “seasonal flu” which is caused by the influenza virus and has mostly respiratory symptoms. What people usually mean when they say “stomach flu” is gastroenteritis, which is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines, causing an acute onset of severe vomiting and diarrhea. […]

Can Flu Cause Organ Failure?

April 28, 2022 - One of the most dangerous complications of flu is organ failure. Organ failure can happen when having the flu creates a domino effect. The flu can trigger other problems or exacerbate symptoms of a chronic condition. What might start out as the flu can quickly become sepsis, pneumonia, or inflammation of the heart, brain, or […]

RNA, DNA and Flu Vaccines

April 28, 2022 - First, let’s cover the basics of DNA and RNA. Here is a quick explanation of what they are: DNA: “Deoxyribonucleic acid, more commonly known as DNA, is a complex molecule that contains all of the information necessary to build and maintain an organism. All living things have DNA within their cells. In fact, nearly every […]
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