What you need to know about the Flu

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in

The cold weather is quickly approaching us in New England and we are right in the heart of flu season. Although Ebola has been around in the media a lot lately, the flu is also a serious disease that should not be taken lightly. Influenza (flu) is a viral infection in the nose, throat and lungs. Each year about 200,000 Americans are hospitalized with the flu and about 36,000 people die because of the flu and complications. Who is at higher risk for getting the flu? • All...

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Flu Prevention Steps

Posted by on Jan 11, 2013 in

The flu season comes around each year; however this year Massachusetts is more at risk than usual. State public officials reported 18 flu-related deaths in Massachusetts already this season. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health says the state is one of many reporting above average flu hospitalization rates.  Take these steps in order to help prevent yourself from the flu this season. Get the flu vaccine if you haven’t already Getting a yearly flu shot is the first...

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