August 2014

Influenza

About Flu 2006-2007 Season


The correct diagnosis and they correct timing that the patients comes to see his or her physician will allows for more accurate diagnosis and hence better treatment even relief of symptoms and shortening the course of the illness. 

Studies have demonstrated that the best means of prevention for the more serious varieties of influenza is immunization, "the flu shot." There are however a number of medications and lifestyle modifications that can help to protect you from getting the flu.


Vaccination

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) now recommends that all adults 50 years of age and older, and anyone who has chronic health conditions, such as diabetes or heart or lung disease, should get yearly flu immunizations. The CDC acknowledges that immunizations against the flu shot are not always 100% effective. This is especially true in some elderly individuals. If you are a caretaker, taking care of a family member who is at high-risk if they get the flu, then both you and your family member need to get vaccinated. This is important for them, as well as for you so that you don