Winter is here and so is influenza, the infectious disease that is commonly characterized by general fatigue, fever, and sore throat. Influenza, also known as the “flu”, is often mistaken as the common cold because it presents with similar symptoms.
However, it is important to understand that influenza and the common cold are two different medical conditions and this is based on the fact that different viruses are involved in each illness. Several over-the-counter medications thus indicate in their packaging …Read more
It’s officially here, people taking time off work, your kids and grand-kids staying at home, sick in bed with high fevers, and hospital and doctors offices entertaining high volumes of people with similar complaints, a cold and flu virus, and while we are no stranger to the effects and inconveniences of the cold and flu bug, there seems to be slight variations in the virus each time a new season rolls around, and one that people are not always prepared …Read more
If you are like many North Americans you might have been rushing to the clinic for your flu shot, in hopes of protecting yourself against the undeniable symptoms of influenza. Or maybe you are wondering if you are simply too late, and you’d be better off waiting until next year. If there is anything that you can be sure about, it’s that the flu shot has provided people with a good piece of mind when it comes to prevention, which …Read more
Most years, there are over 100 million doses of influenza vaccine available to protect Americans; however, on average about 30 percent of the adult population in the United States receives an annual flu shot. Now, medical researchers are giving people more reason to consider protecting themselves against influenza. They believe the flu shot can curb heart disease.
Every year; normally in the fall and winter, up to 20 per cent of people get …Read more