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Flu or Norovirus?

As if it isn’t bad enough that this has been one of the worst flu seasons we’ve seen in several years, there’s also a new strain of norovirus that’s running rampant across the country…

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Flu Season Arrives Early

The flu has hit early and hard this year with five deaths already being reported. Flu season in the US is usually in January and February, however, the CDC reports that 48 states have already reported cases of the flu. Some states are reporting near peak number of cases…

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Flu Epidemic Sweeps the Nation

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting widespread cases of the flu in 47 states in its latest report issued today. Flu cases are high in 24 states, moderate in 16, low in five and minimal in five. The report was based on findings during the week of Dec. 30 to Jan. 5. In addition to calling the flu outbreak “widespread,” the CDC has also reported that deaths from flu and pneumonia are “slightly above the epidemic threshold.”

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Acute Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is another one of those upper respiratory conditions that is more prevalent in winter. Tonsillitis means inflammation of the tonsils, “itis” means inflammation so when you see “itis” at the end of a word you know that whatever the word it’s inflammed…

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How Legit Are These Vaccines?

The vaccination premise began around 300 years ago when a pharmacist from the UK inserted cowpox pus under the skin of a pre teen boy. This experiment was rooted on an undeclared rumor that anyone who had had cowpox would be immune to smallpox. Throughout the years this scientist vaccinated other unfortunate people against smallpox without any proof of positive results, safety nor approval from the medical society. The scientist approached King George III so much with a deceitful presentation that the king award him

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Epidemic or pandemic?

Most people think of epidemic and pandemic as being the same, however, they are not. though both terms do refer to an infectious disease that spreads rapidly the two are distinctly different…

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Did you get your flu shot?

October marks the beginning of the 2012 -2013 flu season and the new vaccines are already being shipped to Drs offices, clinics and pharmacies all over the country. The flu is a viral infection that spreads around the world causing whats known as seasonal epidemics…

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Croup

Croup

Medical September 10, 2012

Croup is an infectious disease that involves the larynx, trachea and the bronchial tubes in the upper airways of the lungs. Croup usually develops in children between 3 months and 5 years of age however, it can develop at any age…

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Tips to alleviating that chesty cough
Colds and coughs are very normal around this time of year and with the added stress of the holiday grind they just seem to last forever.  This is also particularly troublesome as this condition may lower your immune system and thus leave you more susceptible for other viruses that... Read more