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  • Don’t Miss Your (Flu) Shot

    Dr. Michele Zawora

    Older adults are at higher risk of flu complications, so it’s important for them to get the flu vaccine every…

  • Preventing the Flu

    The flu is a viral infection that can lead to serious diseases, such as pneumonia. That’s why it’s important to…

  • Pleurisy (Pleuritis)

    Pleurisy is a medical condition that affects the lining of your lungs and chest, which can become irritated with the…

  • Deciding When to See a Doctor

    It can be hard to know when you should go to the doctor. There are no rules about when to…

  • Is It a Cold or the Flu?

    The common cold and the flu are both contagious respiratory illnesses caused by viruses. They share many symptoms, but they…

  • Flu Myths

    The flu is something to take seriously. But it’s important to sort out fact from fiction to stay healthy.

  • H1N1 Influenza

    H1N1 influenza is a viral infection. It’s not the same as seasonal flu (influenza). The first outbreak occurred in 2009…

  • Viral Infections During Pregnancy

    If you are pregnant, it’s important to take precautions against viral infections to protect you and your baby.

  • Protecting Your Family During Cold and Flu Season

    Cold and flu season begins in the fall and continues through spring. Both conditions are contagious. But you can help…

  • Common School-Age Illnesses/Infections

    School-aged children are routinely exposed to a number of common childhood infections and illnesses. It’s not unusual. But always see…

  • Echinacea: What Should I Know About It?

    Echinacea is a flowering plant also called coneflower. It is a popular herbal remedy used to prevent or treat symptoms…