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Learn how you can prevent contracting and spreading common fall and winter illnesses with a few simple steps.
Flu season is quickly approaching, and it is something for which we all should prepare. Find out more in this blog post and episode of "Speaking of Health."
The flu, like a particularly unwelcome relative during the holidays, tends to visit every year with various unwanted results. What can be done to ease your suffering? This post and video will provide some answers.
Snow, ice and the arctic-chilled air that engulfs Midwesterners from November to March adds an unwanted layer of difficulty to life. But the problems winter poses don’t stop at inconvenience — there are major health concerns to be aware of and attempt to prevent as well.
Your first line of defense against germs is washing your hands.
With last year’s outbreak ranking as one of the worst in a recent history, it’s no wonder the flu is a hot topic of conversation, especially as the weather cools and flu season approaches. But it’s not just the virus that causes issues; common myths often keep people from taking necessary steps to prevent it. Jennifer White, M.D., Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield family medicine physician, dispels some common myths about influenza.