Monthly Archives: January 2013

Risk Factors for the Flu

The flu virus affects countless people each year. And while the virus is widespread, some people rarely become sick. Why is this? The flu virus doesn’t discriminate, and anyone who skips their annual flu vaccine is at risk. Continue reading

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Importance of the Flu Shot With Heart Disease

The flu is especially dangerous with heart disease because the virus can cause dehydration. This single factor has been known to worsen conditions, such as heart failure and asthma. Continue reading

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Flu Shots at Your Local Pharmacy

Some people discount the importance of a flu vaccine. However, a vaccine offers 90% protection against the flu virus. The only need one shot a year, and this single shot offers protection for 12 months. Continue reading

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Don’t Forget the Exam Gloves

Exam gloves are very important because they reduce your chances of catching a virus or other illness. Being in close contact with patients can expose you to germs and bacteria. You may wear a face mask when helping a very sick patient. This offers some protection. But once the patient leaves your care, do you hastily remove your exam gloves? If so, you can put yourself in danger. Continue reading

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Avoid the Flu – Without Being Rude

You can get an annual flu vaccine to lower your risk, but if you’re not a good candidate for the vaccine or if you missed your vaccine, certain tips can keep you safe. Continue reading

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Flu Precautions

It’s that time of year again – flu season. The flu is no laughing matter. Talk to anyone sick with the flu and they’ll relate their experience. Continue reading

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The Flu Vaccine and Side Effects

The vaccine has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of getting the flu, or of its causing death in elderly or severely ill patients. There is still widespread discussion about whether the vaccine should be a required vaccination, but it is currently readily available in clinics, health centers, and offices around the world. Continue reading

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Common Flu Vaccine Myths

Many people believe you can get the flu or a mild case of the flu from the vaccine. The flu vaccine injection contains no live virus, only virus proteins. Continue reading

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Beat the Flu in Four Easy Steps

Your best chance at beating the flu is to get your flu vaccine!
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12-Month Protection From the Flu

But even if you decide to stock up on sanitizer, never discount the importance of a flu vaccine. Continue reading

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