Posts Tagged ‘flu’

Who Should Not Get a Flu Shot?

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Unfortunately, with the widespread of so many diseases and viruses that compromise our health on a daily basis, the flu is especially of concern each year during the height of cold and flu season. Understandably enough, the CDC recommends that the flu shot become a priority on your to-do list, but there are some things…

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The Flu & You: Options for the 2018-19 Season

When is the 2018 flu season? The 2018 flu season is just around the corner. Flu diagnoses pick up in October. It normally peaks between December and February and can last through the month of May. What are the symptoms of the flu? Symptoms are similar to (but far more severe than) the common cold:…

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If You’re Not Taking the Flu Seriously, You Should!

It’s all over the news, flooding Facebook feeds and Twitter timelines. It’s on everyone’s mind: the flu. Just the name is starting to get that old school horror film ring to it, and with good reason. The flu virus is one of the most volatile, persistent viruses on the planet, and it is proving to…

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How Do They Do It? The Flu Shot Edition

How Do They Do It? The Flu Shot Edition

In these chaotic times, I think we’re all looking for a constant; something we can count on. Well, there is one constant that you may not expect: the flu. No matter what happens tomorrow, no matter how many hurricanes blow through, and no matter how many of us resort to violence, the flu will always…

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Zika Virus In, FluMist OUT!

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BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ!!! What’s all the ‘buzz’ about? Zika virus! I know that Zika sounds big and scary, but don’t run away just yet! We’re about to break down all of the confusion. What is this mystery virus? Zika is a mild virus spread by mosquitoes. That’s right. I said ‘mild.’ IF Zika causes symptoms…

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Vaccinations: What if I Don’t?

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Over the past twenty or so years, vaccinations have gotten a pretty bad reputation. This is mostly due to the rise in numbers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) seeming to correlate with the rise in numbers of children who got vaccines. So naturally, we tried to connect the two. However, after extensive research,…

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Oh No Flu Didn’t! Getting Sick After The Flu Shot

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It’s the last thing you think will happen. You try to listen to the professionals and protect yourself by getting the flu shot, and then all of the sudden you’re feeling bad! While the majority of people who get the flu shot have no problems, a select few will experience some not-so-fun symptoms. Here’s what…

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Back to School Health Tips

Back to school health tips

This month means back to school for the students of Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. It also means that kids will be exposed to more germs than they were over the summer, making them more susceptible to catching a bug. To help avoid the spread of illness in the classroom and at home, we have…

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For Your Welnness and Your Wallet

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Flu cases in Northwest Florida and across the nation continue to grow as a familiar strain of the flu makes an unexpected return this season. Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells us that the H1N1 virus, also known as the “swine flu,” is making up the majority of the country’s flu…

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