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Louisiana Flu Season Winding Down

Some 50-thousand Louisiana residents have experienced the flu or flu like symptoms this season. It may be winding down but the flu season is far from over.

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Cold, Flu Or Something Else?

Do you know the difference between a cold and the flu? Here is handy guide on what you need to discuss with your healthcare provider so they can get you better faster.

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What Can I Do When Everyone Around Me Has The Flu?

I am surrounded by sick people and I don't want to join their team ! Here is what you can do to lessen the chances that you'll get the flu this season.

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A Few Natural Cold and Flu Remedies That May Come in Handy

Cold and flu season is without a doubt in full swing. There are a few people in the building who are either out sick or just getting over something. Fact of the matter is, it sucks and we all ask ourselves, 'what can I do to feel better?' The obvious answer is to go to the doctor.

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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. That is not how you want to spend Mardi Gras.

Many people wait to get a flu shot because they are skeptical when it comes to vaccinations and certain medications

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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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Flu Now Widespread In Louisiana

Flu season is off and running ahead of schedule in Louisiana. Get the latest on the flu outbreak and what you can do to keep yourself and your family healthy this flu season.

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A Few Tips to Sleeping Better with a Cold

If you hate colds and you know it clap your hands! Ok, yes we all do. During this time of year, it is all too common to catch a cold. Unfortunately, they not only make you feel terrible, they keep you from getting a good nights sleep. If you are like me, you find yourself sleeping with your mouth wide open because you can't breath through your nose, you toss and turn, and coughing spurts always get the best of you. Fret no more my friends. Thanks to WebMD.com, I think I may have uncovered some tips to help us snooze a little better while fighting a cold (AKA: the nastiness).

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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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