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Posts Tagged ‘flu’

Too Many Antibiotics Prescribed!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Are you enjoying the sounds of the season? I am but what I’m also hearing is coughing, sneezing and wheezing.  It’s upper respiratory season and I’m seeing a lot of viral illnesses. (more…)

Airborne for Your Kids?

Friday, November 18th, 2011

It’s cold & flu season and I have already been receiving emails from parents asking what works/doesn’t work.  I reviewed a recent note from a well-meaning dad asking if he could give his 3 year old son Airborne to help “offset colds”. (more…)

Acetaminophen & Your Kids

Friday, November 11th, 2011

If you have been shopping for OTC acetaminophen products for your new baby or toddler you may have noticed some recent changes, and we knew they were coming. (more…)

Where The Germs Are

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

We’re officially in the flu and cold season and germs are pretty much everywhere. Now is the time to be diligent about washing your hands and making sure your kids are washing theirs. Want to know where the “germiest” places are? Get your sanitizer ready and follow me. (more…)

Pregnant: Get a Flu Shot

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

If you are pregnant, know someone that is pregnant, or are even thinking about becoming pregnant, you need a flu vaccine!!  (That is not to say that we all need to be thinking about flu vaccine’s right now!) (more…)

Pregnant? Get Your Flu Shot!

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Pregnant and wondering if you should get a flu shot? The short answer is yes! Not only are you protecting yourself, you’re passing on protection to your baby. (more…)

Let’s Talk Flu Vaccines

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Some areas of the country continue to experience 100+ degrees which makes it hard to believe it’s time to talk about flu! Not the actual virus (just yet) but flu vaccines!  Flu vaccines are being shipped and should be in your doctor’s office at any time. We received ours last week and have already started giving vaccines to patients. (more…)

Flu Vaccine for 2011-2012

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

I know, I know…. It’s hard to even think about the flu season when it’s hot enough outside to bake a potato on the sidewalk. But, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is already preparing for the 2011-2012 flu season. (more…)

Don’t Touch The T-Zone!

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Well, even though spring is officially here, we are still seeing a lot of coughs, colds and lingering RSV in our community. Thankfully, flu is on the way out! (more…)

Flu Season: Widespread or Not?

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Well, we knew it was coming and it looks like influenza season is arriving in many parts of the country. Interestingly, the CDC reports that “influenza activity decreased in several indicators in the last week, but it is unlikely that influenza activity for the season has peaked.”   With that being said there are still 17 states that are reporting widespread flu activity including New York, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Texas. (more…)