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Cold and Flu

Is it a cold or the flu?

It’s fall, and you’re beginning to feel a little run down. There’s a good chance it might be a cold or the flu. There are many viruses that...

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10 popular flu season myths: fact or fiction?

Every year when flu season begins, new rumors begin flying and the old standards pop back up. You’ve heard many of them before: “The flu shot...

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Flu Season 2016: Facts and FAQs

First, a few flu facts: Did you know that influenza (aka the flu) afflicts roughly 60 million Americans annually? Or that there are multiple varieties of...

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Cold and Flu: Do You Need an Appointment?

When colds, influenza, and sinus symptoms make their yearly rounds, one of the most common questions we hear is, “Do I need to come in for an...

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Should I Get the Flu Shot If I’m Sick?

If you think you’re coming down with a bug, and especially if you have a fever, we recommend waiting to get the flu vaccine until you’re feeling...

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Do I Need Antiviral Drugs If I Have the Flu?

Just as antibiotics fight bacterial infections, so do antiviral drugs fight viral infections. Bacteria and viruses are very different organisms, and drugs...

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Flu Season 2013: Facts and FAQs

Influenza (or the flu for short) afflicts roughly 60 million Americans annually, particularly during the winter. Seasonal influenza viruses come in two basic...

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Flu Season Arrives Early

It probably won’t come as a surprise, but the flu has arrived, and sooner than usual–typically, it’s rare to see many cases before the...

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