Flu season is here and it's likely that you or a family member will contract some kind of illness before the season ends. But it’s still worth the effort to avoid getting sick! And that begins with knowing what’s true about the flu and what’s not.
You’re sneezing and sniffling, with a stuffy nose and an itchy throat. That probably means a cold. Then again, allergies can cause similar symptoms. So which one is it? Knowing the difference can help you with treatment.
Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus that can lead to a hospital visit or even death. Flu season can start as early as October and last as late as May. Make sure you and your family are prepared. Get your flu shot now!
Sports and recreation are important parts of a healthy, active lifestyle for kids. But injuries can and do happen. Take steps to help keep kids safe on the field, the court, or wherever they take part in sports and recreation.
National Immunization Awareness Month, observed each August, highlights the importance of vaccines in preventing serious, sometimes deadly diseases. It’s a yearly reminder to stay up to date on recommended vaccines.