Preparing for Flu Season

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Cold & Flu

Why You Definitely Need to Get a Flu Shot This Year

Prevention is best against this serious illness

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Cold & Flu

Is the Flu Dangerous?

Stress that influenza puts on your body could cause serious conditions

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Heart Health

Can the Flu Trigger a Heart Attack?

Inflammation caused by the influenza virus can lead to deadly heart complications

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Cold & Flu

How To Prepare for Flu Season

6 steps to protect yourself and others

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Cold & Flu

What You Need To Know About Flu Strains

Here’s why the flu is so prevalent and how you can protect yourself from it

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Pediatrics

What’s the Difference Between RSV, the Flu and COVID-19?

It comes down to a wheeze, a fever and long-term effects

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Cold & Flu

Tamiflu: Is It Best To Help You Fight the Flu?

The antiviral medication can help curb symptoms and shorten recovery time

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Cold & Flu

Got Flu? Here’s How Long You’ll Be Contagious 

You can spread the flu to others a day before you feel sick and for several days after

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