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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

Flu Vaccine Could Save You From Influenza, And Also From Heart Attack

124642010It’s almost flu season, which has many of us looking at the pros and cons of getting the flu vaccine to protect us against the nasty influenza virus this year. While fear of needles or other health concerns may weigh heavily on your con list, a recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has … Read More

Your Emotions Influence the Spread of Cancer

154263430With extensive research on the link between emotions and cancer, extended psychological stress has been found to affect not only a person’s mental health, but also their overall ability to fight off illness and cancer.  The long-understood stress-cancer link has been further solidified by a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. According to the … Read More

Is Your Acid Reflux A Precursor to Cancer?

Heartburn pain Heartburn pain Heartburn painEver get that burning sensation down your chest after eating a big meal? If you suffer from acid reflux, you know how uncomfortable it can be. But what you may not know is that, according to the newest research, your acid reflux could also be creating an uncomfortable increase in your risk for certain diseases.

Heartburn occurs when … Read More

How You Can Protect Yourself From the Newest Bird Flu Outbreak

With the increasing number of deaths in China from the latest  H7N9 avian (bird) flu, people around the world are becoming tense once again when it comes to travel or crowded areas.  Although it hasn’t made its way to North America yet, people are being advised to follow certain flu prevention health tips to minimize the risk of … Read More

Sock Shock Therapy – Can Socks Help You Fight the Flu?

Socks fight Cold and FluIt’s cold and flu season, and chances are that the cold will strike you at a most inopportune time. If you want to fight the influenza virus and regain your health fast, the thing to do is to boost your immune system. Be sure to get plenty of rest, consume an abundance of fluids, and avoid immune suppressing … Read More

Are You Too Late for the Flu Shot?

Allergies Are Being TestedIf 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 … Read More

6 Drinks to Help Cold and Flu Symptoms

waterInfluenza, under-the-weather, cold and flu…regardless of what you choose to call it, it is almost inevitable that you will suffer from it at some point or another. When your immune system is compromised, the influenza virus can attack and before you know it you are sick as a bird, feeling powerless over the influenza beast.

Although you can’t … Read More

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