Archive for 'Flu Season'

New Flu Shot Addresses Last Year’s Shortcomings

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Check out this very informative article by Sara G. Miller on how this years flu vaccine is overcoming last year’s shortcomings.

“Last year’s vaccine had a particularly low level of effectiveness against this strain. Researchers measure a vaccine’s effectiveness by comparing the percentage of people who got sick even though they were vaccinated with the percentage of those who got sick and were not vaccinated. Last year, the vaccine’s effectiveness rate against the H3N2 strain was just 13 percent. Normally, the flu ...

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Avoid Celebrating the Holidays with a Cold or the Flu

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fluIt is hard to believe Thanksgiving is next week!  Where has this year gone?!  Why we are all taking the extra time to sit down and think about what we are all thankful for, don’t forget to think about your health.  Your body should receive love and nurture just like that great meal you are getting ready to prepare for family and friends. 

With the holiday season quickly approaching it is important ...

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Can You Prevent Strep Throat?

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When you start to feel that intense tingling in the back of your throat do you automatically think “I have strep throat”?  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sore throats can have a variety of causes, such as; viruses, allergies, bacteria, environmental irritants, etc.  While most sore throats will heal on their own, some throat infections, including strep, may need antibiotic treatment.

How do ...

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Learning About This Year’s Flu Season: 2010

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After last year’s H1N1 pandemic and the intense search for flu and H1N1 vaccines, Family Medical Walk-In Clinic wants to get you up to date and prepared early this year!



What’s New?


This year’s seasonal vaccines (injection and nasal) have been updated, as flu vaccines are every season to help protect against the three ...

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What to do if you do get the flu

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sickgirlGetting the flu is something everyone is in fear of these days; but if it happens Family Medical Walk-In Clinics want to provide you with the most up to date health-care information.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has put together a guide to help you through this flu season.

How do you know if you have the flu?

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Fatigue

Helpful home-care recommendations;

  • Stay at home @ least 24 hours after your fever is ...
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