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Headlines and news channels everywhere have already covered how bad this flu season is–even if you are healthy enough to stay out of the hospital, expect two weeks of downtime, plus longer lingering symptoms before you make a full recovery. With the stakes high, make sure you’re doing everything possible to avoid getting sick, including […]

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How do we predict flu seasons, and how do we decide what to put in the flu vaccine? One big factor is the sort of flu season the Southern Hemisphere goes through before us, and Australia has had a pretty bad one (and we’ve prepared a matching flu vaccine, so we’re expecting the same strains). […]

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Beware Whooping Cough

July 28, 2017

It’s not just measles that’s making a comeback, there’s a higher number of whooping cough (AKA pertussis) cases this year, too. While measles is spreading mostly due to vaccinations, whooping cough is a little less straightforward. Measles is spreading out of pockets of people who aren’t vaccinated, and into those who are (vaccination provides protection […]

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Planning a vacation? Better pack your immune support. Some estimates say that as many as 20% of commercial airline passengers will develop a respiratory illness within the week after flying. That includes coughs, sinus infections, runny noses, or worse. Not included in that 20% and adding to the pile of ill travelers is variations of […]

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Cut Illness Down

May 17, 2016

…By avoiding antibiotics. You may know the broad strokes of antibiotic resistance, but most PSAs talk about the danger to society. What about the danger to you right now? There’s a time and a place for antibiotics. But it’s hard to tell when that is when you’re sick, and flu in particular can really knock […]

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