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How to Treat a Winter Cold

— It’s that time of year when our nose can be as red as Rudolph’s! Researchers have various theories about why we’re more likely to catch the common cold in the winter. One reason is that all the holiday travel and activities raise our odds of encountering those germs. What should older adults do if they... Read More

What Are the Complications of Seasonal Flu, and Who’s at Higher Risk?

— December 1–7, 2019 is National Influenza Vaccination Week. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, there is still time to take advantage of this important protection. We see reminders every year of the importance of getting our flu shot. The flu is pretty miserable, and who wants that? Experts also tell us that the more people... Read More

October 15 Is Global Handwashing Day

— Did you get your flu shot yet? Last year’s severe flu season provided a big reminder of how dangerous seasonal influenza can be! Flu season 2017 – 2018 took the lives of 80,000 people, and caused 900,000 people to be hospitalized. Experts say it was the most deadly since the infamous Spanish flu epidemic of... Read More

Protect Yourself Against Phony Flu Products

— Last year’s flu season was unusually severe. This year—which is incidentally the 100th anniversary of the devastating 1918 Spanish flu pandemic—it’s important to pay attention to the dangers of seasonal influenza. The flu can be a serious illness for people of every age, and older adults are at highest risk of dangerous, even fatal, complications.... Read More
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