Influenza

Common Flu Concerns

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
The Flu Influenza (the flu) is a respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses A or B and spread by respiratory secretions of infected individuals. Symptoms of the flu include fevers, cough, sore throat, runny nose, muscle aches, headaches, fatigue, vomiting and diarrhea (more common in ch ..

The Flu: Protect Yourself

Monday, September 21, 2015
Influenza, commonly called “the flu,” is a contagious virus that affects tens of millions of Americans every year. Flu season lasts from about October through May each year, with a peak around February. Symptoms of the flu include: high fevers, cough, sore throat, runny nose, achy mu ..

The Flu: 3 Questions Answered

Monday, September 21, 2015
What is Influenza? Influenza is a virus causing fever, chills, muscle aches, congestion and coughing, and occasionally vomiting and diarrhea. Although most children with influenza recover within a few days, the virus has the potential to necessitate a hospital stay even in the healthiest chi ..

Influenza - What Parents Need to Know

Wednesday, October 08, 2014
It’s that time of year again…“Flu Season.” Below is a summary of important information that will help keep you educated about Influenza and provide tips on how to best protect you and your children during this time of the year. What causes Influenza? Influenza i ..

Influenza Vaccinations

Monday, August 18, 2014
Influenza is a contagious disease spread by respiratory droplets. Last year in the US, approximately 6% of people who contracted the virus died. In regards to hospitalizations, adults > 65 years old were the group hospitalized most. People with conditions such as asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart ..

Learn How To Protect Yourself From The Flu

Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Understanding what the flu feels like is important to receive an early diagnosis. However, knowing how to stay well is even more critical. Both topics are reviewed in greater detail below. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF THE FLU? Fever (usually high) Headache Extreme tire ..

Who Should Get a Flu Vaccine?

Tuesday, September 01, 2009
In general, anyone who wants to reduce their chances of getting the seasonal flu can get a seasonal influenza vaccine. People who should get the seasonal vaccine each year are: Children age 6 months and older up to their 19th birthday Pregnant women People 50 ye ..

What Is H1N1 or Swine Flu?

Tuesday, September 01, 2009
H1N1, also referred to as swine flu, was first detected in Americans in April 2009. Below is some general information about the virus, which spreads from person to person in much the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread. Why is the H1N1 virus sometimes called swine f ..

How To Take Care Of Yourself If You Have The Flu

Tuesday, September 01, 2009
What to expect and what to do if you have the flu You will probably be sick for several days with fever and respiratory symptoms. Take any prescribed medications until completion. Continue to cover your mouth when you cough and wash your hands often. Call your docto ..

Does Tamiflu Really Cure The Flu?

Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Tamiflu and Relenza, the two approved medications to treat the H1N1 virus, reduce flu symptoms by slowing the virus down to help the body’s immune system overtake the illness. These medications shorten the duration of flu symptoms by about 0.4 to 0.9 days and many report the inte ..