Tag: flu

Each year in Georgia, flu season incites a frenzy of flu shots, missed work days and flu-related hospitalizations. This year is no different. In the first few days of January, the flu season was at its worst, according to the Department of Public Health. From January 4 to January 10 alone there were 23 hospitalizations […]

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The flu season is upon us, and it looks like it is going to be a doozy. Flu vaccines this year are not as effective as they have been in the past, due to a mutation in the most common variety of the virus. This has resulted in vaccines providing only about half the protection […]

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Here we are once more, in the cold of winter, and along with that comes many health problems. Of course at this time of year colds and the flu are serious concerns, but there are more minor problems that many suffer as well. Among these problems are nosebleeds caused by dry, cold air.

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Viruses cause both the flu and the common cold, but a cold is often mistaken for a sinus infection, as both have similar symptoms, including: Sinus pressure Sinus drainage Sinus blockage Headache Fever Sore throat Mild fever According to the CDC, “When sinusitis is caused by a virus or irritation in the air (like cigarette […]

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Regardless of the cause, sinus pressure and pain can stop you in your tracks. How do you know the cause, and when do you see a doctor? While the common cold, the flu and allergies all have similar sinus symptoms, not all require a visit to your doctor’s office. Here’s a closer look at what […]

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While the Atlanta area is seeing an abundance of colds, strep throat and bronchitis so far this December, the onset of flu season won’t start to peak until the holidays. So what can you do to minimize your flu risk as you travel and visit friends and family? Here are some tips to help you […]

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  It is officially cold and flu season, and with that, primary care physicians, urgent care and pharmacy minute clinics are packed with patients seeking relief from congestion, sore throat, sinus pain and coughs. Even though being prescribed an antibiotic may make you think you will get better quicker, there is a good chance you […]

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report that shows that 830 children died from the flu between 2004 and 2012. Of these deaths, over 40 percent were healthy kids before contracting the flu, and very few had received flu shots. Guidelines recommend that everyone over the age of six month receive a […]

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If you are one of the many who gets a yearly flu vaccination, you might have more choices to make than simply choosing between the nasal vaccine or the flu shot. A new vaccine option, called a quadrivalent vaccine, will protect you from four strains of the flu, instead of the normal three that past […]

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The holidays are right around the corner…and so is flu season. Autumn is the perfect time to start incorporating some healthy habits that can strengthen your immunity and nip the flu bug before it bites. One way to reduce your chances of catching the flu is to get a flu shot, but there are other […]

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