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Flu Activity On The Increase In Louisiana

The good news about the increase in the flu activity is this. The strain of flu that appears to be most prevalent in the state is the same strain that can be prevented by getting a flu shot

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Cold & Flu Season Has Begun In Louisiana

Many doctors recommend getting a flu shot every year. However, flu shots don't work instantly, it takes time for your body to build up immunity to the flu.

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Tips to Keep You and Your Sinuses Clear this Fall Season

With all of the weather changes that we go through in South Louisiana and especially during cold and flu season, it always a good idea to keep up with keeping yourself healthy. Here are few of my self help tips to stray away from what I call 'the crud.'

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You Can Make $3,000 By Letting Uncle Sam Infect You with Swine Flu

The good news -- you can be $3,000 richer.
The bad news -- you gotta get the swine flu to make that dough.

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Is The Flu Shot An Option For You? Find Out The Pros & Cons

I'm sure you have already heard that the flu is in full swing- attacking the immune system and knocking people down for about a week. Yeah, not cool! I contemplated getting the flu shot because I am skeptical when it comes to vaccinations and certain medications. If you are indecisive, learn about the pros and cons.

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Flu “Widespread” in Louisiana

Federal health officials are classifying the flu situation in Louisiana as "widespread," as the rate of flu-type illnesses across the region is nearly triple what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention proj

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Do Fluctuating Temperatures Really Cause Us To Get Sick?

It seems like every time the temperatures go up and down so does our health and the way we feel. Do changes in temperature really make us sick or is sickness a by product of our reaction to changes in temperature.

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La. Health Officials Say Now Is The Time To Get Flu Shot

While the peak of flu season may not be until February, Dr. Frank Welch with the La. Department of Health and Hospitals says you need to get them now, before the flu bug gets you.

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Cold, Flu Or Something Else?

You wake up with a bit of a sniffle in your nose. Then maybe your throat starts to get that scratchy feeling. Is it the flu? Is it just a cold? Could it be allergies even in the dead of winter? Let's take a look at the symptoms and what you should be looking out for and what you need to tell your healthcare provider

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New Facebook App Tracks Who Gave You the Flu

So you have tons of Facebook friends. You may avoid some of them on the internet. Now you can find out who to avoid in real life as Facebook as launched a new app called Help, I Have the Flu.

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