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A study by the Washington-based Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has found that most U.S. states are underperf...
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Along with colder weather, the cold and flu season has arrived, but you needn't succumb. I've developed an arsenal of tactics to reduce symptoms and recover faster -- and if you're lucky, bypass it altogether -- so a simple sneeze doesn't derail your weekend plans.
Nothing's a time kill like holiday shopping. But that's no reason why you can't fit in exercise. If you don't have time for a run or spin class, lace up your running shoes anyway, and park far from a store entrance. Add a half hour to your shopping excursion and get your walk on.
When it comes to hand washing, always remember to dry your hands properly. Damp hands can cause chafing and chapping.
Years of research have shown that flu vaccination is the most effective way to protect people from the flu. Adults 65 years and older are an especially vulnerable population, at greater risk of serious complications from the flu compared with young, healthy adults.
Forget everything you've heard about the benefits of Tamiflu, the Roche corporation's blockbuster influenza drug. A new analysis that includes previously-unpublished trials offers a fresh, and very unflattering, perspective.
With flu season in high gear, here are a few commonly asked questions for those in the corporate environment.
When you get vaccinated, you protect both yourself and the people around you. If you don't get the flu, you can't "gift" it to your family and friends.
By Jerry Zezima I am a geezer who believes that being healthy is nothing to sneeze at. I also believe that preventive medicine can be a real shot in ...
Don't let a cold catch you by surprise. As a parent and busy mom, one of my secrets that I pass on to my patients is to begin a cold and flu prevention regimen before the season hits.
Make it a priority to avoid all antibacterial products -- including that antibacterial soap you thought would keep you and your kids from getting the flu. Good old fashioned soap and water works just fine.
Recognize that the holidays are a time when most people do overeat. If you overeat, just wait until you are physically hungry before you eat again. You will be surprised how stable your weight will remain just by eating intuitively.
When we're unexpectedly faced with the prospect of a box of tissues, a bucket, and a pack of Halls, we usually reach for the Campbell's. But you don't have to resign yourself to such mediocre sick foods, friends!
The effects of converging people, animals and their products in a planetary mixing bowl have created a new and profound dynamic in our 21st Century. Animals, people and the environment are now elaborately woven together as never before, and our lives are being changed forever by these new levels of human and animal interaction in a deteriorating environment.
Would you board an airplane knowing you had the flu? Would you worry about possibly infecting other passengers or airline crew? The decision whether or not to fly when you're sick is complicated because it's influenced by a number of factors.
Most serious are the long-term public health and safety consequences of this government shutdown. The CDC, for example, announced a suspension of its annual seasonal flu activities just as influenza season kicked off.
Depending on your age, health and personal preference, there are six different ways to get immunized against influenza this year.
I write about the flu every year because it's one infectious disease that is not only more aggressive and dangerous for babies and young children, it's vaccine-preventable