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In a large study recently published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, the high-dose flu vaccine was found to be more effective in preventing influenza-related deaths among seniors than the standard-dose flu vaccine. These results were found to be… Read More
This flu season is shaping up to be moderately severe, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but luckily this year’s vaccine is proving to be a good match for the virus.
The flu shot has been… Read More
Living with diabetes or prediabetes requires constant monitoring and vigilance when it comes to your blood glucose levels. For someone with diabetes, a level that is too high or too low could result in adverse reactions like dizziness, irritability, weakness,… Read More
We are still very much in cold and flu season, and even if you haven’t become stricken with illness just yet, the risk is still there. Maybe while you’re reading this, you already struggle with a stuffy nose, nausea, or… Read More
Typically, doctors rely on a spinal fluid test to differentiate between patients with Parkinson’s disease and those with an atypical parkinsonism disorder (APD). However, a blood test may be just as accurate when determining whether a patient’s symptoms are caused… Read More
A new study published in PLoS Computational Biology has developed a new method for better identifying and predicting the onset of a flu epidemic. Through the analysis of data collected from the European Centre for Disease Control, combined with a… Read More
The tension felt in your muscles when you perform various stretches—like touching your toes—may be caused by fluid in your muscle fibers, according to new research from Brown University. Muscle fibers found in animals and humans are full of incompressible… Read More
Sleep problems pertain to a wide range of disruptions in patterns of sleeping, such as the inability to sleep, or insomnia, and the grinding of teeth during sleep. These disruptions may actually interfere with the capacity of a person to… Read More
Eating a bland diet is often recommended for conditions like gastritis, ulcer, diarrhea, and reflux disease. By adhering to a bland diet, patients can experience relief from symptoms and promote healing of the digestive system, particularly after surgery.
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The winter time can really hit your immune system, and that is why it’s important to keep it strong to ward off illness. In this roundup, we will look at foods for a strong immune system, discuss pneumonia prevention, and… Read More
With flu season ramping up, it’s still not too late to protect yourself with the flu shot. Lynnette Brammer of the CDC explained, “Flu activity is still pretty low, but it’s starting to increase.” So far the hardest hit places… Read More
Your best defense against the flu this season is getting the flu shot and yet new numbers reveal that only 40 percent of Americans have received it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted that the number of… Read More
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