Posts Tagged ‘vaccine’

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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Does Tuberculosis Still Exist? YES!

Tuberculosis Test

If you’ve read any classical literature, or seen any movies set in the middle-ages, you’ve probably heard of Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis has been around since the ancient times, and has affected millions of people, including poet John Keats, author Edgar Allen Poe, and musician Frederic Chopin. The disease originates from a bacteria, while in those times…

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What You Need To Know About Antibiotic Resistance

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It’s not fun to be sick. Whether it’s a summer cold, sinus infection, or sore throat, we usually start looking for remedies to make us feel better ASAP. Often, it’s a trip to the doctor and a round of antibiotics. But did you know that many common illnesses are caused by viruses, which antibiotics cannot…

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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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Be safe, not sorry this summer season: Menactra vaccine

Child Getting Menactra Vaccine

Every parent knows that there is always a vaccination right around the corner for their child. With summer camps approaching rapidly, we know it is important for us at ProHealth to always provide helpful vaccination tips for parents.  Thus, we wanted to share the latest news on the Menactra vaccine for meningitis. Pediatricians get very…

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Let’s “Whoop” That Cough

Pertussis, or Whooping Cough, is a highly contagious, air-borne illness caused by the bacterium Bordatella pertussis.  It gets its name from the “whoop” sound that people make when they are gasping for air after a coughing spell.  Onset symptoms are similar to those of the common cold: runny nose, fever and cough.  After a week…

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Take a Shot at The Flu

The flu shot season is upon us, so that the flu doesn’t have to be. Are you covered? We’re keeping flu vaccine very simple this year… No insurance No Medicare No appointment needed No price changes from last year.

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Opioids Could Weaken Pneumonia Immunity

opioids linked to pneumonia

Pneumonia is no joke. As a bacterial infection in the lungs, pneumonia often produces shortness of breath and coughing, as well as a fever.  A pneumococcal vaccine is available for anyone over the age of 2. Who needs pneumonia protection? The pneumonia vaccine is recommended for everyone 65 or older, as well as those who…

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Why kids need the MMR vaccine

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While adult vaccines are not particularly “fun”, that adult is at least mature enough to make the decision and realizes the benefits. But parents’ immunization decisions for children can be disconcerting. This is especially true when the children are only 12-15 months, which is the recommended age for the MMR vaccine. You might be asking, “Is…

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