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Has the Flu Got You?

Take a look at how the influenza virus affects people across the country, by the numbers.


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Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

While one can not necessarily stop the influenza virus from coming in contact with oneself or one's family, there are simple, quick, fairly cheap ways to keep from getting sick and ending up as another statistic.

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The Common Cold vs. Seasonal Influenza

The Common Cold vs. Seasonal Influenza

It can be difficult to tell if you have a common cold or seasonal influenza based on symptoms alone. Comparing the two illnesses may help you differentiate whether you have a cold or flu this season.

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Flu Vaccines Recommended for Kids, Too

Flu Vaccines Recommended for Kids, Too

Consider this statement from the CDC: Flu is more dangerous than the common cold for children. Nearly 20,000 children, under the age of five, are hospitalized each year.

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Obesity May Affect Flu Shot Effectiveness

Obesity May Affect Flu Shot Effectiveness

Previous studies have shown that obesity can affect one’s ability to fight infection, but now a new study indicates that obesity may make one’s yearly flu shot less effective.

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Getting a Flu Shot: Decision Time Approaches

Getting a Flu Shot: Decision Time Approaches

The Centers for Disease Control advises that everyone should get vaccinated against influenza. What's keeping you from getting your flu shot? Here, we give you the facts about getting vaccinated.

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Influenza Vaccine Advocacy Sheet

Influenza Vaccine Advocacy Sheet

Here are some questions you may want to ask your doctor regarding the flu vaccine, followed by what your doctor may say in response.

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How to Treat a Cold or the Flu at Home

How to Treat a Cold or the Flu at Home

The symptoms and, possibly, the duration of a cold or the flu may be helped by using the following home-care treatments.

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