All About Allergies

All About Allergies

What are allergies? Allergies are abnormal immune system reactions to things that are typically harmless to most people. When a person is allergic to something, the immune system mistakenly believes that this substance is harming the body. Substances that...
Flu Facts

Flu Facts

Your head aches, and so does every muscle in your body. You’re cold one minute and hot the next. Your throat is scratchy and you’re starting to cough. You might be coming down with the flu! Flu Season Is October to May If you get the flu, you’ll...
The Flu Vaccine

The Flu Vaccine

If you’ve ever had the flu, you know how bad it can make you feel. To help avoid all that misery — as well as possible health complications — doctors now recommend that all teens get a flu vaccine every year. Why Get Vaccinated? The main reason for getting...
5 Tips for Surviving Shots

5 Tips for Surviving Shots

Do shots make you nervous? You’re not alone. Lots of people dread them because they have a very real fear of needles. So next time your doc asks you to roll up your sleeve, try these tips: Distract yourself while you’re waiting. Bring along a game,...
IS IT A COLD OR THE FLU?

IS IT A COLD OR THE FLU?

Your child is sent home from school with a sore throat, cough, and high fever — could it be the flu that’s been going around? Or just a common cold? Although the flu (or influenza) usually causes symptoms that make someone feel worse than symptoms...