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Why You Should Get a Flu Shot

Posted by Team healtheo360 on Dec 4, 2018 5:10:32 PM

The flu is more serious than a lot of people realize, and getting vaccinated is the most effective way to prevent illness caused by the influenza virus. Don't fall victim to the flu and its awful symptoms this winter. Here are our top reasons to get vaccinated:

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Should I Get a Flu Shot...or Not? [Infographic]

Posted by healtheo360 on Nov 20, 2018 3:33:00 PM

The flu season is in full effect and it now qualifies as an epidemic in the United States. With all the chatter about vaccine safety and who should or should not get a certain flu shot, it can be hard to know if you should receive the seasonal flu vaccine.  So, what’s the bottom line?  The CDC recommends that all people over the age of 6 months receive a flu vaccination – with a few exceptions.

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Why The Flu Shot is Important to People Living with Chronic Health Conditions

Posted by healtheo360 on Apr 19, 2016 12:00:15 PM

By. Joseph Bresee, M.D., FAAP

Influenza (the ‘flu’) is an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs caused by the influenza virus. While the flu can make anyone very sick, people with chronic health conditions like chronic lung diseases such as asthma and COPD, diabetes (types 1 and 2), and chronic heart disease are more likely to develop serious problems from flu illness. The flu can make their chronic health conditions worse, even when those conditions are well-managed. For example, people with asthma may experience asthma attacks while they have the flu. Flu can also lead to flu-related complications like pneumonia and bronchitis that can result in hospitalization and sometimes even death. Each flu season, flu causes hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and thousands or sometimes tens of thousands of deaths.

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Flu Vaccine Guidelines Give A Boost To Adults 65+

Posted by healtheo360 on Dec 11, 2015 12:00:29 AM

In recognition of CDC’s National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), healtheo360 is participating in a blog relay with a “Focus on the Family” theme for NIVW. Each day, one of CDC’s Digital Ambassadors will leverage the holiday season to encourage their readers to focus on protecting the family. You can follow the NIVW conversation on Twitter using hashtag #NIVW2015.

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10 Tips to Fight Against the Flu

Posted by healtheo360 on Oct 19, 2015 12:26:35 AM

Did you know that for this Influenza season manufacturers have projected they will provide between 171 to 179 million doses of vaccine for the U.S Market?

What is Influenza?

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The Difference Between Cold and Flu

Posted by healtheo360 on Aug 19, 2015 11:18:59 AM

It’s that time of the year again where you may be start to cough, sniffle or sneeze. You may think it’s just a common cold, while others say that you may have the flu. Many get confused with identifying the difference between a cold and the flu; here are a few guidelines to figuring out whether you’re experiencing the common cold or the flu.

Cold

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Flu Deaths Cross Epidemic Threshold

Posted by healtheo360 on Jan 22, 2014 3:17:44 PM

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The flu now qualifies as an epidemic in the United States, according to a weekly report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Though the CDC details a small decrease in reported cases, there have been numerous deaths from this year's outbreak, including 45 people in California.

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Flu Rates Rise Across the Country

Posted by Team healtheo360 on Jan 5, 2014 10:19:31 AM

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The flu season is in full effect, with more than triple number of states reporting high influenza-like illness compared to last week.

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CDC: Too Few Americans With Asthma Are Getting Flu Shots

Posted by healtheo360 on Dec 6, 2013 1:34:28 PM

THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- People with asthma face special risks from influenza, and a new report suggests far too few American asthma patients receive the seasonal flu shot, CDC says.

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