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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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Can Antibiotics Cure Viruses Like The Flu?

20-years or more ago, doctors frequently gave to their patients the ‘miracle’ antibiotic, penicillin to fight off a severe common cold or flu symptoms. Over the years, medical research found that many colds and the flu are found to be … Continue reading

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How Can Diabetes Patients Protect Against Flu?

Image is from Fox News How Can Diabetes Patients Protect Against Flu? Most healthy people can afford to crawl in bed and sit out a flu if they stay hydrated. This is rarely the case for anyone suffering from diabetes. … Continue reading

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Adults 65+ at Greater Risk For The Flu

Image is from ABC News 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 … Continue reading

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People at High Risk For Flu Complications

Image is from ABC News Most people are fortunate enough to recover from the flu in less than two weeks without medication or seeing a physician. However, for those high-risk individuals, having a bout of flu could mean developing complications … Continue reading

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How are Cancer Patients at Risk for the Flu?

Image is from Raw Story If you are a cancer patient or survivor, this puts you in a high-risk group for getting the flu. Influenza/flu is very contagious and considered a respiratory illness. The symptoms are no different for a … Continue reading

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Who Are At High Risk For Flu Complications

Image is from Everyday Health How Strong Is Your Immune System? Did you know that on a daily basis, your body is exposed to countless pathogens that could result in your acquisition of an illness? The reason you’re not sick … 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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5 Simple Changes Toward a Healthier Heart [CDC]

Heart health may seem like a complex topic, or something that requires a doctor to achieve. With February being American Heart Month, the CDC outlines 5 simple changes you can make toward a healthier heart. [Original 1. Schedule a visit … Continue reading

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NEWSFLASH

On May 6, 2013, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the current strain of bird flu that is causing illness and deaths in China cannot spark a pandemic in its current form – but he added that there is no guarantee it will not mutate and cause a serious pandemic. Continue reading

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