Category Archives: Flu Vaccine

What are long-term complications of the flu?

For many, contracting the influenza virus is not just a matter of aching muscles, a blocked nose, sore throat, and coughing. If you fall in a high risk category, your body may not be able to ward off the virus … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Flu-Proof Your House

It is not uncommon for everyone in the whole family to get the flu once one person in the household has it. The flu virus can be spread before symptoms even appear, according to the Centers for Disease Control and … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Boost Your Immune System

As of today, there are no scientific links that prove lifestyle has enhanced immune function. Nonetheless, the effects of lifestyle on the immune system are very intriguing and should be explored for effects of: diet, psychological stresses, age factors, daily … Continue reading

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How to Lower Your Flu Risk

Flu season occurs annually between late fall and early spring. You cannot completely guarantee that you are safe from the flu. However, there are certain things that you can do to lower your flu risk, including: Flu vaccine Although the … Continue reading

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Why Are Adults 65+ at Greater Risk for the Flu

The Correlation Between Aging And Influenza That song “The Circle of Life” as popularized by 1995’s The Lion King can definitely serve as a metaphor for sickness in the young and the old. In the extremely young, immune systems have … Continue reading

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Are Environmental Factors Related to Flu?

Whenever we get sick, we tend to blame the weather or the lifestyle we have. In the case of the flu, many people would usually associate it with season. However, the flu in general has various factors. Although the number … Continue reading

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What are Flu Complications?

Did you know that even though you may be feeling better after having the flu that complications may still arise? This may be short lived and mild, to severe and long-term. One example of the most common flu complication is … Continue reading

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How to Help Prevent Your Kids From Getting the Flu

When flu season is upon us, your children are at risk of catching for flu for many reasons. First, children often have their fingers in their mouths and on their faces. Second, during the school year, children spend most of … Continue reading

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If You’ve Already Had the Flu This Season, Should You Still Get a Flu Shot?

Each year it is important to get the flu shot as a first line of defense against this nasty virus when it hits your area during the cold and germy winter months. Usually, you can start acquiring a flu shot … Continue reading

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Important Facts About the Flu Vaccine

This year’s flu season has been worse than any flu season over the last several years with over 60,000 samples testing positive all over the United States. Any doctor will tell you that your best defense against the flu is … Continue reading

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