Posts Tagged ‘Flu’

Protecting Yourself with the Flu Shot

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The elderly are most at risk against the deadly virus By Fred Cicetti It’s time for a flu shot. You can get the flu vaccine from your doctor, and at public health facilities, senior centers, pharmacies and supermarkets. Adults over 50 are prime candidates for the vaccine because the flu can be fatal for older [&hellip
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The Flu and You

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Flu season in the northern hemisphere can range from as early as November to as late as May. The peak month usually is February. However, this coming season is expected to be unpredictable because of the emergence of the H1N1 influenza virus, or swine flu. H1N1 has caused the first global outbreak—pandemic—of influenza in more [&hellip
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Flu-Like Symptoms Shutter St. David’s

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St. David’s, a private Catholic school for boys on East 89th Street, closed today after several students reported flu-like symptoms. “Asking the students not to come to school today was the best way to control the spread of the symptoms through our community,” said St. David’s Headmaster, David O’Halloran. “It was the responsible thing to [&hellip
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PREPPING FOR FLU SEASON

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It’s time for a flu shot. Flu season in the northern hemisphere can range from as early as November to as late as May. The peak month usually is February. The vaccine can be administered anytime during flu season. However, the best time to get inoculated is October-November. The protection provided by the vaccine lasts [&hellip
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