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What to Do When Your Stomach Bug Won’t Go Away

If you’ve battled a gastrointestinal (GI) infection before, you know it’s not pleasant. But typically symptoms don’t last longer than a few days. However, in some cases, the effects linger for weeks or months — even after a person is no longer vomiting or having severe symptoms after a bad bout with a virus or … Read More

5 Simple Tips to Prevent Norovirus This Winter

It’s not just on cruise ships. Norovirus — the most common cause of gastroenteritis, commonly mislabeled as “stomach flu” — is everywhere. And it’s often difficult to prevent. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that one in 15 U.S. residents gets sick with norovirus every year, causing up to 71,000 hospitalizations and 800 … Read More

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Stomach Flu Outbreaks in Nursing Homes

The norovirus, commonly called the stomach flu, is no fun for anyone, with symptoms including nausea, vomiting, and cramps. But it’s of special concern to people in nursing homes, who tend to have more severe symptoms that hang on longer. A new study finds that stomach flu outbreaks may cause an increased risk of hospitalization … Read More