Flu Shots: Children, Adults and over 65 Years

Flu Shots: Children, Adults and over 65 Years

Are Flu Shots Recommended for Everyone? Most adults and children can have the flu shot but people who have had a severe allergic reaction in the past and people who are ill with a high fever should avoid getting it. Getting the flu shot will...

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PCR Test or Antigen Test. Which one to get?

PCR Test or Antigen Test. Which one to get?

Covid-19 continues to course through our country with new variants, requiring our knowledge of the virus to evolve with it. This includes not only understanding the vaccines but also understanding the types of tests available to us. The two...

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What is stress

What is stress

Stress is a reaction of our body to changing situations. A state of tension is created when we respond to situations or pressures that we have nocontrol over. Originally, stress manifested itself in our bodies as a response to physical danger. All...

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition where your body either does not produce enough insulin, or cannot properly use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. Your body uses insulin to properly convertthe sugars and starches in the...

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Who gets headaches?

Who gets headaches?

About 90 percent of men and 95 percent of women experience at least one headache a year. However, some people have headaches that occur often and can greatly affect their quality of life. If you suffer from headaches, it is important to be able to...

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Cholesterol

Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a soft waxy substance (or lipid) that is found in all your body cells and in the bloodstream. Your body needs cholesterol because it is used to build cell membranes, help produce vitamin D and produce certain hormones. The...

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Why discuss colds and flu together?

Why discuss colds and flu together?

Why discuss colds and flu together?The common cold and the flu are very similar. They are both viruses and they cannot be treated with antibiotics which only work against bacteria . Both attack the nose, nasal sinuses, throat and upper breathing...

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Asthma

Asthma

What is asthma? Asthma is a chronic lung condition that causes a person's airways to become inflamed and extra sensitive. During an attack, the airways narrow, obstructing the flow of air and making it difficult to breath . Airways narrow due to...

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Allergies

Allergies

What is an allergy? An allergy is an overreaction of your body's immune system to something that is harmless to most people. Normally, your immune system acts in defense against a foreign substance like a virus or bacteria. It will try to destroy...

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