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Minimize the Risk of Getting Sick When Flying

Ever wonder how you can avoid getting sick on a plane? Holding your breath and touching nothing isn’t an option but here are some tips to minimize your exposure to uninvited germs. The techniques offered by the experts may save … Continue reading

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How Effective Is the #FluShot This Year?

Long story short – we’re looking at a 10% efficacy rate with the flu vaccine this year. Oh man, oh man. Currently there are 12-states spiking with the flu. This year, we all need to be super vigilant about preventing … Continue reading

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The #ManFlu Is Real!

So this “man flu” is real. Blame it on the testosterone. No seriously men have a lower threshold for pain and there’s a biological reason for it. But it’s their testosterone levels  that weakens their immune systems, which is why … Continue reading

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Cold Winter Bitter #Flu Season

Not only did the Farmer’s Almanac predict that this winter will be an especially brutally cold one  but the Center for Disease Control is warning us about the flu season being especially bitter this year. The reason for the flu … Continue reading

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#PickYourNose to Fight #Flu

Die-hard nose-pickers will swear that there’s science backing their unsightly handsy habit. However, to their defense, researchers are looking into the possibility of using mucus to develop the next flu drug. Good news….or bad new, depending on how you feel … Continue reading

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ABCs of #Flu Prevention

In case you hadn’t heard, the flu seems to be a real thing this year. Those of us who didn’t get a stomach bug over the holidays were likely coughing up a lung at some point in the last few … Continue reading

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Is the #Pollen Hitting You Hard?

This year has caused many people to suffer from allergies. People who ordinarily don’t flinch at the spring are teary-eyed and hacking-up lungs. Mother Nature called out the pollen at the same time, which is making this spring rough.  Pine … Continue reading

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New Hope for #Virus Protection

A healthy person will develop antibodies to fend-off a typical bacteria infection. If the bacteria is a toughie, they get treated with antibiotics. Viruses, however, are not that simple. NPR did a great video on how viruses invade the body. … Continue reading

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It’s Not the #Flu. It’s #Allergies!

Have you noticed a relentless rash of sickness the last few months? According to experts, we are dealing with a vicious and early unleashing of pollen. El Nino has influenced  climate changes that have confused our little buds. This has … Continue reading

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What Do You Need to Know About #DogFlu?

Highly contagious strain of dog flu began in Chicago, last year. Now it’s spreading across the country and you need to be on-guard. The most alarming fact about the dog flu is that our four-legged friends cannot build immunity to … Continue reading

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