Cold and Flu Prevention

Cold and Flu Prevention We know it is warm and it does not feel like cold and flu season, but we are in cold and flu season. In this article, we wanted to help you distinguish between the common cold and the flu and how to prevent transmission. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “The flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. Because these two types of illnesses have similar...

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Trick or Treat Safely this Halloween

October means pumpkins (and yes, pumpkin spice), changing leaves and Halloween. As you plan your costume, map out your route, and RSVP for your Halloween parties, here are some tips for trick or treat safety. Healthy Halloween tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For Kids & Adults Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult. Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat. Hold...

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Get Your Flu Shot

get your flu shot

We know we have said it before, but if you can, get your flu shot. Here is a short list of reasons for getting the flu shot: You can pass the flu even if you are not showing symptoms. From HuffPost.com Some people cannot get the vaccination (children who are too young, people with certain diseases, and so on). It is up to us to help create “herd immunity” and reduce the number of people susceptible to the flu and...

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