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1812, 2015

Should the Flu Shot Be Mandatory? Controversy Surrounding Mandatory Flu Vaccine Results in Firings

December 18th, 2015|Cold and Flu|0 Comments

Earlier this month, three New Jersey women entered their workplace knowing full well they were about to face termination. It had nothing to do with poor performance, absenteeism, or client complaints. They were about to

1512, 2015

Stop Drowsy Driving: When Cold Medicine Makes You Sleepy

December 15th, 2015|Cold and Flu|0 Comments

When you’re battling a nasty cold, the only thing you can think about is feeling better–fast. You reach for the nearest cold medication and may notice the side effects include dizziness, dry mouth, nervousness, drowsiness–a

1412, 2015

How to Beat the Winter Blues: Thriving This Holiday Season

December 14th, 2015|Cold and Flu|0 Comments

December is supposed to be “the most wonderful time of the year,” so why do so many of us always feel so down? Enduring weeks of cold weather and holiday parties can leave anyone susceptible

1112, 2015

Mono in Kids: Get the Facts on the Symptoms of Kissing Disease in Children, Teens, and Young Adults

December 11th, 2015|Breathing/Respiratory System, Cold and Flu|0 Comments

You may have heard mononucleosis referred to as “the kissing disease,” so it might be startling when your toddler, young teen, or partner is diagnosed with the virus. This is just one of the many

1012, 2015

The Flu and Pneumonia: Recent Study Suggests Flu Shots Could Protect Against Pneumonia

December 10th, 2015|Cold and Flu|0 Comments

Your alarm clock goes off and you can barely open your eyes. You’re feeling hot, your muscles ache, and your head is pounding. The next day you feel even worse, your chest is tight, your

912, 2015

Fighting the Flu with Bananas: A New Flu Treatment Made from Bananas May End Viral Illnesses

December 9th, 2015|Cold and Flu|0 Comments

 

You’ve heard of superfoods, but get this: bananas may hold the key to ending flu viruses. An international team of scientists recently discovered a way to transform substances in the tropical fruit into a new

812, 2015

Can You Catch a Cold from Being Cold? A New Study Suggests Cold Weather Actually Can Make You Sick

December 8th, 2015|Cold and Flu|0 Comments

It’s time to acknowledge that your grandparents may have been right all those times they insisted that staying warm would keep you healthy. They may have been on to something. Previous research had dismissed the

712, 2015

Do You Take Cholesterol Medications? Statins Could Make Your Flu Shot Less Effective

December 7th, 2015|Cold and Flu|0 Comments

You might not think of statins and flu shots as having any connection with each other, but if you’re one of the 28% of adults who take medication to lower your cholesterol, the flu shot

412, 2015

The Future of Medicine: This Researcher Can Put Your Immune System in a Mouse

December 4th, 2015|Cold and Flu|0 Comments

If you ever scroll through ‘Humans of New York,’ the popular blog that features everyday New Yorkers, you may have caught the peculiar story of scientist Nichole Danzi. Her groundbreaking research–putting a miniature human immune

312, 2015

Is Dry Air Affecting Your Health? What To Do If You Live in One of the Ten Driest Cities in the US

December 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When we think of dry cities, we think of places where the water taps cough out dust. That isn’t currently a realistic scenario, but what is realistic are cities that don’t get rain or humidity,