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Staying Well During Respiratory Season

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When Flu Season Officially Starts

While it typically starts in October, vaccine effectiveness can affect its duration and severity


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Flu Season Prep

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6 Tips To Prep for Flu Season

Get vaccinated, consider wearing a mask and stock your medicine cabinet

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Here’s How Dangerous the Flu Can Be

Influenza puts stress on your body and can lead to serious conditions like pneumonia or stroke

Managing COVID-19

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Should You Get the Newest COVID-19 Vaccine?

The latest vaccine offers the most up-to-date protection

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Here’s Why COVID-19 Is Still Dangerous

Like the flu and RSV, COVID-19 cases are rising seasonally

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Can You Still Use an Expired COVID-19 Test?

Antibodies used to detect the virus can weaken over time, so results may not be reliable

Tips for Respiratory Season

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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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How To Prevent Your Kids From Getting Sick

Hydration and sleep are as important as avoiding dirty surfaces

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Is There a Vaccine for RSV? Here’s Who’s Eligible

Adults 60 or older, pregnant people and babies can get protected against the respiratory virus