So what's a proud NFL fan do to prevent being a flu statistic? The same as the losing team fans should do! Common sense should prevail:
For much of the United States, winter means cold weather, snow, sleet and friendly reminders to get flu shots. Indeed, vaccinations remain an importan...
Avoiding the flu or catching a cold in the winter months can be tough, but there is something you can do in addition to getting the flu shot and washing your hands. Relax. There's strong evidence that stress affects the immune system and can make you more susceptible to infections.
Before there was "Dr. Google," there was "Dr. Grandma". Even though these women didn't typically go to medical school, they often had good advice -- such as "eat your vegetables," and "go out and play." But when it came to health advice during the winter months, it's a mixed bag.
We are living longer than ever. Progress has lifted billions out of poverty and hunger. The overall rate at which humans are killing other humans is at an all-time low. But the rationalists who cite these statistical realities and poo poo our paranoia are too, well, rational.
These PSAs make it seem like getting a flu shot is easy and obvious, but every year, the majority of American adults choose NOT to make that long, difficult trek to the pharmacy on the corner. So should you? We won't tell you what to do, but we'll help you think through it.
It may seem strange that innovation in health care is coming from the marriage of information technology and a cab company. This speaks to an unconscious bias that health is a doctor's domain. The reality is doctors know little about health and lots about illness. It is not a health care system. It is a sick care system.
As you prepare for all the socializing that comes with the holidays don't forget to build up your defenses against cold and flu bugs. One in five Americans will get the flu this winter, with some 200,000 sick enough to be hospitalized.
Tragedies like this illustrate how important it is for everyone to take the one simple step that can prevent serious illness and even death: get a flu shot every year. In addition to protecting yourself, getting vaccinated against the flu helps protect your loved ones, coworkers, and others who cross your path.
It's flu season again. And now, along with the barrage of helpful flu shot reminders, comes the annual outbreak of myths about the flu. First, here are some basic facts.
If your current plan to stay healthy this winter begins and ends at drinking extra orange juice, you might want to rethink that strategy. From getting outside to eating right, there a lot of surprising things you can do to minimize your chances of coming down with the cold or flu. Doctors and health experts shared their lesser-known tips for staying healthy this winter.
You're probably preparing to winterize your car and home. So don't forgot to prepare yourself for the cold and flu season.
Panic may grab people's attention for a little while, but it's not a sustainable basis of support for sensible policy. Portraying the natural world as a seething hotbed of viruses poised to invade humanity, and implying that we are helpless in their path, is not just plain wrong--it's dangerously wrong.
The best way to prevent the flu this season is to get vaccinated. It is also important to practice good hygiene which can also aid in protecting you against the flu.
Dr. Richard Besser, Chief Health and Medical Editor at ABC gets his flu shot. Photo property of Dr. Besser -- used with permission. Now that the a...
As flu season quickly approaches, it's important to consider your business's role. Not only do corporate flu shots and employee wellness complement one another, but a flu shot clinic can be an absolute asset to any corporate wellness program.