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Got the Flu? You Probably Shouldn’t Head to the ER

Got the Flu? You Probably Shouldn’t Head to the ER

Latest Cold and Flu News TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Flu season is reaching its peak in the United States, which means emergency departments could fast become crowded with people who really aren’t sick enough to be there. Healthy people who have flu-like symptoms such as high fever, muscle or body aches, exhaustion […]

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Flu Season Far From Over, CDC Says

Flu Season Far From Over, CDC Says

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Though much of the United States is in the grip of the flu, the season hasn’t peaked yet, health officials said Friday. As of Feb. 2, flu is widespread in 47 states, and 24 states are experiencing high levels […]

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How to Decide When You’re Too Sick to Work

How to Decide When You’re Too Sick to Work

Latest Cold and Flu News SUNDAY, Feb. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Even if you think you can go to work when you have a cold or flu, you need to think about others, an infectious disease expert says. “I see a lot of patients whose jobs and stress make them feel torn between staying […]

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Flu May Up the Odds of Stroke, Neck Artery Tears

Flu May Up the Odds of Stroke, Neck Artery Tears

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Flu can make you deathly ill, but it could also trigger a stroke or a rupture in your neck arteries, two new studies suggest. The findinsg prompted an urgent reminder from the researchers: Getting a flu shot will not […]

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Flu May Be a Factor in Many Kidney Failure Deaths

Flu May Be a Factor in Many Kidney Failure Deaths

Latest Cold and Flu News MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Seasonal flu and other respiratory infections may be especially dangerous for kidney failure patients, researchers say. A new study found that influenza-like illnesses likely contribute to more than 1,000 deaths among kidney failure patients in the United States each year. These illnesses include […]

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Laryngitis Home Remedies (in Adults and Children)

Laryngitis Home Remedies (in Adults and Children)

What should you know about laryngitis home remedies and treatments? What is the medical definition of laryngitis? Laryngitis is inflammation of the larynx. Usually, inflammation of the larynx is caused by viral infections. Viral infections caused from infections may have symptoms like a sore throat, cough, difficulty swallowing, and with a fever. If the voice […]

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Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI)

Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI)

Source: iStock Upper respiratory tract infection definition and facts Upper respiratory infections (URIs) are one of the most common reasons for doctor visits. Upper respiratory infections are the most common illness resulting in missed work or school. Upper respiratory tract infections can happen at any time, but are most common in the fall and winter. […]

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Many Parents Wrong About What Prevents Colds in Kids

Many Parents Wrong About What Prevents Colds in Kids

Latest Cold and Flu News MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — No parent wants to see their child catch a cold, but some take prevention measures that have little basis in science, a new survey shows. For example, 51 percent of parents said they give their child an over-the-counter vitamin or supplement to prevent […]

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How Getting a Flu Shot Could Save Your Life

How Getting a Flu Shot Could Save Your Life

Latest Cold and Flu News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s not too late to get your flu shot, which can protect you in ways that may surprise you. The flu vaccine can be a lifesaver for people with heart disease, according to infectious disease specialist Dr. Michael Chang, assistant professor of pediatrics […]

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U.S. Flu Cases Hit 7 Million Mark: CDC

U.S. Flu Cases Hit 7 Million Mark: CDC

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The flu season is picking up steam, with about 7 million Americans having been infected with a strain of the flu virus, health officials said Friday. Almost half of those folks went to a doctor, while between 69,000 and […]