flu prevention

Where am I most likely to get the flu? Where is the flu virus most common?

As we’ve mentioned before on our blog, the influenza virus can cause flu-related illnesses and other health consequences for millions of people annually. Proactive prevention of the disease and ensuring that you stay vaccinated, hygienic, and cautious can lower your chances of getting the virus. A big part of preventing the flu virus is knowing …

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Early Flu Season Prevention Tips for the Family

Each year, the flu impacts millions of individuals causing hospitalizations, flu-related illnesses, and several days of missed commitments. Did you know that nearly 40 million people experience a flu infection each year and miss between 1-2 weeks of school, work, or vacation time? The flu virus quickly infects communities of all sizes, especially so during …

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Flu Prevention Tips to Avoid Illness this Winter

The flu season is ready to peak and your chances of contracting the flu spike during the winter. The flu, or influenza virus, spreads more rapidly in winter since the virus thrives in cold and dry weather rather than hot or humid temperatures. Additionally, the flu is more likely to spread as people stay indoors …

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Drug and Alcohol Safety Tips for Teens: Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week

On January 22nd, the National Institute on Drug Abuse launches Drug and Alcohol Awareness week to help educate young people and teenagers about the dangers of substance abuse. Local organizations such as schools, recreational groups, clubs, and community centers use this week as a way to teach youth how to make better decisions related to …

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