Category: Cold/Flu

Hundreds of thousands of people across the United States suffer from heart and lung problems every year, with nearly 160,000 Americans expected to die from lung cancer, the leading cause of death from cancer in the nation. Everyone knows that smoking is a key cause of lung cancer, but there are other environmental factors as […]

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Summer is over and fall is upon us. With fall comes a host of ailments that circulate like wildfire and cause lots of discomfort. Knowing what tends to be going around in the autumn months can help you to defend against sickness and keep you healthy throughout the year. Here’s a look at some common […]

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It’s the change of seasons and you have sinus pressure, runny and stuffed up nose, coughing, watery and itchy eyes. You’re sneezing and have a sore throat. You think it’s a summer cold —one of those that you get every year. Have you ever considered, however, that you may have seasonal allergies? The signs are […]

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There are many different ailments that carry coughs with them as a symptom. The act of coughing exists to clear your air passages and allow you to breathe more easily. You can’t always tell the reason for a cough from the way it sounds, but each kind of cough does have its own identifying clues. […]

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This season is shaping up to be one of the worst flu seasons in history. Flu vaccines have not been nearly as effective this year due to a mutation in the most common strain of the flu. This has led many people to forego getting the vaccine. Since fewer people are getting vaccinated, the illness […]

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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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We are in the height of the flu season, and as with every year you see signs all over the neighborhood advertising flu shots. Doctors recommend that everyone get a flu shot to keep healthy during the season, and usually flu shots are a great line of defense. This year, unfortunately, flu shots have not […]

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It is that time of the year when people roll up their sleeves at healthcare facilities everywhere so they can get a flu shot. One group has always been the exception: people with egg allergies. Most flu vaccines contain a small amount of egg. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), […]

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