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You don’t have to have a cold to experience congestion. During this time of year, the cold dry weather can easily trigger all kinds of mucus, whether it’s hard and blocked, runny, or somewhere in between. You might spend all day battling it, only to continue into the night, fighting to breathe, and to sleep. […]

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A bigger study supports an old conclusion: colder temperatures cause higher blood pressure. Previous smaller/less thorough studies have turned up evidence that turning down the thermostat may be turning your blood pressure up—but new, more thorough research hits it home: for every degree colder it is, blood pressure measurably goes up. The effect is enough […]

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Norovirus Season Begins

September 24, 2018

With two Utah schools experiencing Norovirus outbreaks in addition to a number of other outbreaks across the country, Norovirus season has begun. It doesn’t get the same headlines as cold and flu season, but it works the same way. Cold, dry weather sets in and Norovirus starts to spread (cold, dry weather helps spread a […]

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A Start to Flu Season

September 14, 2018

If you think you’re safe from the flu until at least October… think again. Florida is already seeing a surge of flu patients, although it hasn’t been long enough for them to declare an official start to flu season. Whether you’re traveling or just out in your community, start preparing for the flu now.

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Is It Allergies or a Cold?

September 13, 2018

The hard part about this time of year is that allergy season and cold season overlap for a little while. So when your nose is running and you feel a little under the weather, you might find yourself wondering—is it a cold, or just allergies? One thing to do right away is to alleviate symptoms. […]

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