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Cold & Flu

Flu vs. COVID-19: How to tell the difference

Information and guidance about COVID-19 care and vaccination continues to evolve. Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the latest. As we enter flu season amidst the coronavirus pandemic, deciphering symptoms of influenza (also known as the flu) vs. COVID-19 is one of the more common questions we face. With very …

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How the flu increases your risk of heart attack

Influenza and heart attack are things we don’t normally associate together, but the two are more connected than you might think. A recent study found that a person’s chances of having a heart attack, or myocardial infarction, increase significantly after a flu diagnosis. In the study, people who had been diagnosed with the flu in …

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Herd immunity: Why getting the flu shot isn’t all about you

Have you ever hesitated to get the flu shot? Maybe because you didn’t have the time, or thought you were invincible to catching the virus? As flu season is upon us once again, there’s something you need to know: Getting a flu shot isn’t all about you. It’s also about the people who are unable …

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Why should you get a flu shot?

It’s that time of year again. And with the beginning of every flu season, misinformation and myths about the flu vaccine begin to circulate, making it difficult to dissect fact from fiction. So why should someone consider getting vaccinated against the flu? “Statistics show that influenza (flu) is one of the major causes of illness and even death during the cold …

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