Monthly Archives: September 2016

Tips for the Flu Virus

Image from www.healthline.com The flu virus is an ‘airborne’ virus, meaning the flu virus is in the air, and all you have to do is share airspace with someone who has got the flu. You are likely to come down … Continue reading

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What is Sepsis?

Image is from www.cdc.gov Sepsis: What You Should Know About This Unnoticed Killer Sepsis is a quiet, but deadly condition that is a common complication of an infection. Sepsis causes more deaths than cancer. Yet, many people have never even … Continue reading

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How is Flu Associated With Heart Disease

Image from www.huffingtonpost.ca Influenza and Heart Disease According tot he CDC, in the 2015 to 2016 flu season, 41% of all adults who came down with influenza also had heart disease. The relationship works like this: when your body sustains … Continue reading

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Average Age for Getting Flu Shot

Image from health.usnews.com When Does The CDC Approve Vaccinations For Influenza? According to the CDC, influenza vaccinations are approved for children older than six months; in fact the CDC recommends vaccinating. What this means is those the government considers “children” … Continue reading

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How Can the Flu Lead to Sepsis?

Inforgraphic from wwww.carolinashealthcare.org Influenza, known as the flu, is a serious viral infection that attacks the respiratory system. It does not affect the gastrointestinal tract, a common misconception. The flu, and viral infections like it, can lead to sepsis. Also … Continue reading

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Pediatricians against FluMist

Image from www.today.com The Heartbreak of Shots for Children, Not So Bad If you are a parent, your heart no doubt breaks in half every time you have to take your little ones to the doctors, and you know your … Continue reading

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Flu Shot During Pregnancy

Flu can affect pregnant women more than healthy ones who are not pregnant. Changes in the lungs, immune system, and heart during pregnancy usually make pregnant women more susceptible to severe illness from the flu. Getting the flu while pregnant … Continue reading

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Ban on Antibacterial Soap

Image from www.cdc.gov Antibacterial Soaps: Actually Dangerous? Many may not realize this, but antibacterial soaps are beyond unnecessary. In fact, the FDA has instituted a ban on bacterial soaps. Specifically, there are nineteen chemicals that are being specifically banned. They … Continue reading

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Recall on Alere INRatio®/INRatio®2PT/INR Monitoring System

A Class I Recall Recently the Federal Drug Administration has issued a class I recall on the INRatio and INRatio 2. These are PT/INR Monitoring systems which have been designed for personal use or clinical use. Their primary function is … Continue reading

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Home Treatment for the Flu

Every year people become infected with the flu virus also known as influenza. It is preventable with the flu shot, but the vaccine isn’t recommended for everyone. Sadly, this means those who don’t get the vaccine still have a good … Continue reading

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