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Think You’re Done with Cold & Flu Season? Not so fast

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While you are more susceptible to getting a cold or flu during the peak months (December – March), a weakened immune system can and does happen year round. Common causes of catching a cold or flu include:

  • Through your mouth, eyes or nose, since the virus can spread through droplets in the air when someone who is sick coughs, sneezes or talks.
  • Hand-to-hand contact with someone who has a cold
  • Sharing contaminated objects, such as phones, utensils, towels, or toys
  • Touching your eyes, nose or mouth after such contact or exposure

Don’t let prevention be put on the back burner simply because you’re not sick. When you are sick you do everything you can to try to get better, but the easiest way to get better is not get sick!

For many their prevention plan consists of any or all of:
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Cold Prevention: Do Vitamin C Supplements Actually Work?

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With the onset of winter, we may reach for cold remedies and vitamin C supplements to boost the immune system and avoid catching a virus. But, do they work?

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The CDC Just Reported on Influenza for 2015 – You’ll Need These 6 Tips

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported influenza activity is continuing to increase in the United States. So far, 43 states have reported seeing “widespread transmission” of the flu this season. “We’re already above the peak that we saw last year, and we’re increasing,” CDC medical officer, Dr. Michael Jhung, told the New York Times.

The 2015 outlook for flu season has reached epidemic proportions for a few reasons, according to the New York Times: Continue reading

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H1N1 is deadly: Warning signs, prevention tips and what you need to track

In California alone, it was recently reported that this season’s flu has taken 56 additional young and middle-aged lives, with almost all being confirmed as the H1N1 swine flu virus. So far, the total number of flu season deaths in California, as reported by the California Department of Public Health, is at 202. For perspective, the total number of deaths reported for the entire 2012-2013 influenza season was 106.

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Water tip: Adding lemon to your water adds antioxidants that help inflammation and support immunity.

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5 Tips to Avoid Getting Sick

You’ve heard it before – the “cold that’s going around” that seems to manifest overnight in the workplace. Add in door knobs, community break room appliances, open office work spaces and the seemingly unavoidable bathroom door handle, and you’ve got yourself a gauntlet of opportunities that can wreak havoc on your body. The only thing worse than the gauntlet? Going through it without armor. That’s right – we’re talking about a weak immune system. Continue reading

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Fighting the Flu

iStock_000013360379XSmallWellness is about so much more than nutrition and exercise. It’s about taking care of yourself by getting enough sleep, monitoring your stress, and being aware of the different diseases that can attack your body. That’s why WellnessFX wants you to be as prepared for this flu season as possible, because it’s a rough one!

Compared to recent years the 2012-2013 influenza season began relatively early. In fact, by January 11, it seemed to be full blown across most of the US.

Scary, huh? It’s even scarier if you aren’t prepared. What is the flu? How do I avoid it? When do I know if I need to go to the doctor? These are the types of questions you should be asking.

What Is The Flu?

According to the CDC, “influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.”

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.