Flu Season is Here – Find Out How to Help You and Your Family Have a Happy, Healthy Holiday Season

Flu Season is Here – Find Out How to Help You and Your Family Have a Happy, Healthy Holiday Season

With flu season starting, it’s time to get that influenza vaccine if you haven’t done so already. Why? Well, according to Science Life from The University of Chicago, a new tool helps predict just how widespread the flu bug will be. And this year is expected to be an above average year for an outbreak of the flu but not quite as bad as last year’s season. Strains of the influenza ...

Influenza Cases on the Rise

It’s that time of year when every sneeze, cough, sniffle or case of the chills makes you immediately think “Could this be the flu?” And, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services, the number of cases of Influenza A and B are rapidly on the rise. How is flu season shaping up in Texas? State records show visits to physicians for influenza-like illnesses tend to ...

‘Tis the Season for Flu

It’s that time of year when every sneeze, cough, sniffle or case of the chills makes you immediately think “Could this be the flu?” But take heart. While it is technically influenza season (which typically starts in the fall), confirmed cases remain sporadic across the state, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. How is flu season shaping up in Texas? State ...

Still Talkin’ About It: The Flu

In our last blog post, we talked about the importance of getting a flu shot or nasal spray as well as ways to help prevent getting the virus in the first place. Now let’s talk about the flu vaccine and antiviral medications if you do indeed, despite your best efforts, get the flu. Who should get a flu shot? Everyone 6 months of age and older should get the flu vaccine, especially those people ...

Flu Season Has Struck Early!

Tips for giving yourself the best chance at staying well With flu season upon us, don’t delay getting a flu vaccination if you haven’t already done so. It’s better to make time for a flu shot or nasal spray than have to put your life on hold due to illness. And if there are several members in your household, it’s very difficult to prevent the virus from spreading from one to the next, so ...

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