Well its here..WINTER!! and with that being said…Lots of people are getting sick..so we have some tips for you. 1. Wash Your Hands Frequently Washing your hands regularly with soap and water is an easy way to protect yourself from getting and transmitting respiratory viruses. According to the CDC, hand washing will reduce respiratory illnesses, […]

via The CDC: Well its back…the headaches…sore bones..chills..you know the flu is back in town…and with the CDC here are some tips for you: Try to avoid close contact with sick people. While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them. If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC […]

via Wkyc: Today The Citizens Academy East and Citizens Leadership Academy East are closing due to “a significant number of illnesses Teachers that were sick called off yesterday…During the closing the schools will be cleaned and disinfected. Some tips you can use: “If you’ve got a runny nose or if you’ve got a fever or […]

via BlackDoctor: Along with the flu, this is the time of year for sinus infections with their make-you-miserable stuffy, runny noses and blocked ears. Most sinus infections are caused by viruses, but bacteria can also be to blame, according to Dr. Jessica Grayson, an assistant professor of otolaryngology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. […]

via News5: As fall approaches the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging people to get vaccinated for the flu. Pharmacist Edward Saxon said patients are already lining up. “Seeing a lot of people,” said Saxon. “Last year’s flu season was pretty difficult. I’m seeing a lot more men. If you come in early in […]

via BlackDoctor: Common illnesses, like the flu, can quickly become dangerous, especially for a person with sickle cell disease. Studies have shown that people with sickle cell disease, especially children, are more likely to have flu complications that result in hospitalization and occasionally even death. So what can you do to help protect yourself and your family? […]

via BlackDoctor: Catching the flu is dreadful–the fever, muscle aches, vomiting, and diarrhea can be daunting. However, it is especially worse when you are pregnant. During pregnancy, the flu can be more severe since it can last three times as long and you are more likely to suffer from pneumonia. This is due to the […]

via News5: The last thing any of us wants is to get sick. But this year the flu is expected to peak earlier and be stronger than usual. And it could happen in the next few weeks. We’re looking at the top five things you may want to do now, before it hits. From a […]

via BlackAmericaWeb: WHAT ARE THREE WINTER HEALTH AILMENTS THAT ARE COMMON DURING THIS SEASON? IS THERE A WAY TO AVERT THEM?  The three most common winter health ailments are: The Flu, The Common Cold and Winter Sore Throats. The winter season can be absolutely miserable if you are not prepared. There are no cures for any of […]

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 200,000 people are hospitalized each year with the flu or related complications, adding that more than 36,000 people die from the seasonal virus. Try these tricks to outsmart the flu and to prevent colds and other infections. flu 1. Stay hydrated. Keep your […]

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. But, does the same apply for good ol’ flu season? According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 200,000 people (5 to 20 percent of the U.S. population) are hospitalized for flu-related complications like bronchitis and pneumonia. Those at high risk of such complications include […]

With winter on our doorstep, many of us are looking forward to the beauty of the season and the unique social and recreational activities that only winter can offer. But cold weather, and particularly cold air, can play havoc with your lungs and health. Here are some tips and tools to help you enjoy the […]