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Seven Reasons Why Your Cough Hasn’t Gone Away

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Seven Reasons Why Your Cough Hasn’t Gone Away

With cold and flu cases reaching all-time highs this season, millions of Americans have found themselves coughing, sneezing, and sniffling at record rates. While the most serious symptoms of bouts with colds and the flu, such as fever and congestion, will go way after a few days, a cough can linger for nearly three weeks.…

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Natural Ways to Boost Your Immunity During Flu Season

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Natural Ways to Boost Your Immunity During Flu Season

The flu virus is spreading quickly. Many people are getting hit with the flu without even realizing how sick they can become. Whether you get a flu shot or not, there is still controversy and uncertainty around flu shots. We don’t always have to get a flu shot to avoid the flu, in fact your body…

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Flu Shot or Not?

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Flu Shot or Not?

Flu season is well under way and even came a little early this year. One knows the signs of an oncoming sickness—the sneezing, sniffles, raspy throat, aches and fatigue… otherwise known as the “common cold.” However, CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden is saying that this year`s flu may not be so common but a rather…

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Why Many People Get Sick During the Holiday Season

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Why Many People Get Sick During the Holiday Season

 The holiday season is here again! ‘Tis the season to be jolly, merry, and sick? According to Dr. William Schaffner, chair of the department of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University, the “holidays are a  virus-distribution system.” Flu season As the holidays draw closer, flu becomes rampant as well. This is because the influenza virus thrives…

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Fight Colds and the Flu Naturally

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Fight Colds and the Flu Naturally

The last two months of the year bring many good things–Thanksgiving, Christmas (or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, depending on your religious affiliation), New Year’s.  Unfortunately, the fall and winter months also bring colds, the flu, bronchitis and infections.  There’s no reason to let these ailments dampen your holiday spirit, however.  What’s more, you may not need…

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5 Ways to Avoid Office-Wide Colds This Winter

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5 Ways to Avoid Office-Wide Colds This Winter

Anyone who works in an office is familiar with the dread that comes with cold season.  First one coworker starts coughing and sneezing, then another, and before you know it, more people are out sick than at work.  There are many ways to avoid the flu and common colds becoming office epidemics.  If you don’t…

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Seasonal Allergies and Their Symptoms

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Seasonal Allergies and Their Symptoms

It’s the beginning of April and spring is finally kicking in. The weather’s nice, the air is breezy and the temperature’s just right. The blossoming of the flowers and the bright colors on the leaves of the trees can surely determine spring is official. Most people are looking forward to the nice weather. After all…

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10 Tips to Keep Flu-Free in Your Office This Winter

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10 Tips to Keep Flu-Free in Your Office This Winter

Image by: McFarlandMo There’s no denying it, autumn is upon us, which can mean only one thing – it’s the beginning of cold and flu season. If you’re the organised type, you’d have already got yourself a flu shot; but the rest of us will spend the next six months trying to dodge sneeze-spray and…

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Top 7 Ways To Stay Healthy This Winter

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Top 7 Ways To Stay Healthy This Winter

When the weather turns cold, it seems like a constant battle stay warm, energetic and healthy. Unlike in the summer months when the sun gives you the inspiration and the energy to get up and get active, the winter turns on the hibernation switch in all of us. If you want to stay healthy but…

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5 Tips for Avoiding the Office Plague

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5 Tips for Avoiding the Office Plague

It’s the same every year. Just as the nights start drawing in earlier and the mercury in the thermometer takes a dip, a plague begins to spread. It begins with the odd cough and sniffle on Monday, by Wednesday the first people are starting to call in sick and come Friday the office is empty.…

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