Tag: flu

Cold vs. Flu: The Lowdown on Upper...

“Upper respiratory infections” is how many physicians refer to the type of illness that is the No. 1 reason for...

December 5, 2016

Roundup: CDC Urges Flu Shots as Vaccination...

Officials are most concerned that not enough older adults are getting vaccinated against the influenza virus.

September 30, 2016

Back-to-School: Keeping Up With Vaccinations

School-age children, from preschoolers to college students, need vaccines as protection against the flu and a range of potentially serious...

August 24, 2016

Back-to-School Tips: Cold & Flu Prevention

Flus, colds and ear infections are unwanted tag-alongs during the school year.

August 23, 2016

Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season...

Flu season typically starts in October and can last through May. It usually peaks in the colder winter months of...

January 12, 2016

News Roundup: 1 in 5 Kids have...

One in five American children, or 21 percent, have unhealthy blood cholesterol levels, a condition that carries a higher risk...

December 11, 2015

3 Ways This Year’s Flu Shots Are...

Each year on average, 5 to 20 percent of the U.S. population gets the flu and more than 200,000 people...

October 19, 2015

Vaccinations: Get the Facts

Vaccines are the best way to prevent many diseases. Children begin receiving a schedule of immunizations early because some diseases...

August 14, 2014

Teach Germs a Lesson

The average school-age child in the United States has six to 10 colds a year. And schools are ideal environments...

August 19, 2013

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Spinal Fusion in Spotlight With Tiger...

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Healthy Passover Recipes: Creative Uses of...

Tradition reigns supreme at the Passover dinner table, but that still leaves plenty of room to get creative with recipes.  While most people associate Passover...

Healthy Recipe: Bunny Face Brown Rice...

In case you missed the piles of candy bunnies and chocolate eggs in the stores, Easter is around the corner. More holidays have become strongly...

Troubling Trend: More Kids Under 6...

The number of children under the age of 6 rushed to ERs after swallowing small objects — especially such items as button batteries, coins and...

Head and Neck Cancers: Latest on...

Each year, approximately 110,000 U.S. adults are diagnosed with “head and neck” cancers. While most diagnoses are in people older than 50, it is increasingly...

#BaptistHealthy: Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet potato hash is healthy, homemade and hearty. Roasted sweet potato, bell pepper, onion and rosemary are the makings of this winning hash. It also...

Hepatitis A on the Rise: What...

Parts of South Florida are seeing an increase in cases of hepatitis A, a vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A...

Roundup: Poor Diets vs. Smoking; Don’t...

Poor Diets Linked to More Deaths Globally Than Smoking, Says Major New Study Unhealthy eating — fueled by a high intake of sodium, sugary foods...

Eggs and Cholesterol: Unscrambling the Latest...

Another much-hyped study has served up yet more confusion about eggs and their impact on our health, particularly cholesterol — one of the major risk...