Flu Vaccine Helps Prevent Dangerous Pneumonias

If you’ve been to the doctor recently, you’ve probably already been asked if you’d like to get your flu shot. While millions of Americans opt for the protection of the…

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Getting Ready for Flu Shot Season

While the weather has stayed warm here in New York, the crisp chill of the early morning air is reminding me that fall is right around the corner. While fall…

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Flu Season Is Still On

According to the CDC, despite the start of some declining numbers the overall flu activity is still above baseline. And as a practicing physician I can attest to that! But…

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Defend Your Family Against Cold & Flu

Cold and flu season are upon us. And while eating balanced meals, getting enough sleep, staying properly hydrated and minimizing stress are important ways to keep germs at bay, proper…

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You Wanted to Know: Losing Your Voice

Have you ever woken up a few days into a bad cold or a day after yelling all night at your favorite band’s concert to find that you can’t make…

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Sharecare Top 5: Flu Shot Myths that Can Make You Sick

Break out the tissues and hand sanitizer. Flu season, which typically begins in the fall, is in full swing. With it comes a slew of misinformation about the flu shot,…

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Flu Shot Lowers Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke, Study Says

Flu shots may help protect you from far more than the flu. A new study suggests that the vaccine may also lower risk for heart attacks and strokes. Because prior…

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Universal Flu Vaccine May Be Within Reach

Scientists have made significant progress toward the development of a “universal” flu vaccine that would potentially protect against every form of flu and would not need to be redesigned every…

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Could a New Bird Flu Vaccine Be Around the Corner?

The H7N9 strain of the flu virus has been described by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “one of the most lethal flu viruses around.” The first human cases of…

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The H7N9 Flu in China: Should You Be Scared?

It’s been in the news for several weeks now, a deadly new flu is spreading in China and officials aren’t sure how or why. Experts in the US are now…

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