Typically flu season is usually thought of as occurring in winter however, the severity and timing varies from year to year. As per researchers going back to the last 35 years, flu activity in the United States peaks in February. To best protect yourself and your family regardless of the specific … [Read more...] about When Is Flu Season?
Flu symptoms are elusive. We hear symptoms of illness described as “flu-like”. What does that mean? How can you know if what you are feeling is a cold, or something more serious like the flu? If you’ve ever had the flu virus, you know. Fever, body aches, sneezing, cough, weakness, and sometimes even … [Read more...] about What Are The Symptoms of The Flu?
Preventing the flu must be intentional when it’s flu season. Many of us feel vulnerable, even though flu vaccines exist. We’ve heard stories about flu complications and are aware that such complications can worsen symptoms and even result in death. It’s something no one wants to think about. So, we … [Read more...] about Flu Prevention Tips
Colds and Flu Types Is it the cold or flu? Sneezing, coughing, fever, body aches, stomach distress are symptoms of a number of illnesses. How do you know the difference between the common cold and the flu? Common Cold Symptoms The common cold is a viral infection of your nose and throat … [Read more...] about Do I Have A Cold Or The Flu?
Why Flu Vaccines Fail and What to Do When They Do Medical Science is aware that flu vaccines can fail. Why get a flu shot if you can still get the flu? That is a complex question. It’s important to be informed about diseases that can affect our health. We are our own patient advocates when it … [Read more...] about Why Flu Vaccines Fail
During the flu season, I get asked a lot of questions about this predictable and sometimes deadly disease. Two of the most common questions are how long does the flu last and how long am I contagious. How Long Does The Flu Last? On average, if you come down with the flu, you can expect to … [Read more...] about How Long Does The Flu Last?
Everyone knows that last full season was one for the books and began to strike fear in most of us and we hoped and prayed that we and our family members were not next. But the truth is there are several things you can do to help prevent the flu. Hi, I'm Dr. Lambert Pitt, ER physician here locally … [Read more...] about Flu Prevention Tips