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New for seniors… high-dose flu shot

flu, preventionThere is a big difference between getting influenza – the flu – when you’re in your 20s than when you’re over 65.

As a young adult, the flu can leave you down and out for a few days, closely acquainted with the bathroom.

But for seniors, the impact can be much more severe.

More than just the sniffles, … Read More

4 signs you’re not ready for flu season

FLU, IMMUNE SYSTEMYes, I just had my flu shot this week. I’m primed to make it through the season of probable sickness without being sidelined to the couch with a box of Kleenex and easy access to the bathroom.

Sit me down right next to someone who is hacking away and feverish with sweat – with no escape route available … Read More

The Other Benefit You’re Getting From Your Flu Shot

117186535Have you had your seasonal flu booster yet? Well, academics have just learned that it could reduce your risk of suffering a stroke in addition to sickness.

Researchers from the U.K.’s University of Lincoln and The University of Nottingham found that patients vaccinated against influenza were less likely to suffer a stroke during the same flu season – as … Read More

Is Oregano Oil An Effective Remedy Against The Cold And Flu?

Herbal MedicineAs flu season rolls around, people begin worrying about how to keep themselves, and their families, healthy. One popular natural remedy at this time of year is oregano oil, used to fight cold and flu symptoms. But can its effectiveness be proven by science?

Oregano Oil: Science Behind The Alternate Remedy

As the name suggests, oregano oil is … Read More

The Japanese Health Food That Could Protect You From The Flu

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The latest health food getting many second glances from health foodies during cold and flu season is an old, traditional Japanese favorite: pickled turnips. And while Westerners may close their minds and mouths at first when it comes to trying this Eastern cultural dish at first, research is showing that pickled turnips may just live up to the … Read More

Your Flu Vaccine Fears and Myths Debunked

123905013Around this time every year, a highly infectious virus known as influenza begins spreading throughout the nation. It passes from person to person through the air we breathe, multiplying in cells that line our body’s airways. This seasonal epidemic of respiratory infection leaves thousands of people severely sick, and has even been known to take lives.

Eighty years … Read More

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