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A person getting a flu shot
September 2019
The Flu Shot: Separating Myth from Fact

The CDC estimates that between 9 million and 49 million people fall ill from the flu each year, leading to more than 200,000 hospitalizations and tens of thousands of deaths…

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December 2018
Clearing Up Misconceptions About the Flu

When it comes to the flu, it seems like everyone, from your mailman to your mother-in- law, has some advice about how to prevent and treat it. Although tens of millions…

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A parent helping their child wash hands with soap
September 2018
How You Can (and Can't) Catch the Flu

A person who has the flu can spread it to others up to about six feet away, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Most experts believe…

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A person getting a flu shot and applying band aid
August 2018
Three Actions to Fight the Flu

Influenza (flu) is a contagious disease that can be very serious. Every year, millions of people get sick, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and thousands to tens of thousands of…

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A person peeling carrots in the kitchen
December 2017
Fight Off Colds and Flu More Easily with a Good Diet

Part of staying healthy, especially during these winter months when viruses are more common, is eating a balanced diet. Here are a few tips on maximizing the effect of the…

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A person blowing her nose
November 2017
Is It More Than a Cold?

Sometimes, colds and flu can lead to complications in seniors, such as secondary infections of the sinuses (sinusitis) or lungs (bronchitis, pneumonia). They also can result in worsening of underlying…

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