Break out your vitamins, hand sanitizer, slippers and Snuggies — flu season is upon us. In the old days, not much could be done to avoid this pesky virus. You just had to ride it out. But now, we have technology. Here are five products for prevention and five for recovery to help you tackle this flu season head-on.Read Full Story
For something so common that it even has its own season — like Christmas or football (Seriously, what other illness practically gets its own holiday?) — you'd think we'd all be used to the flu by now. But, thanks to the unlucky combination of a more virulent-than-usual flu strain and a less-effective-than-usual flu vaccine, the influenza is worse than usual.Read Full Story
Many people know, some first-hand, that this flu season is terrible. With news that this year's flu shot didn't have the correct viruses, as it wasn't a good "match," you may be wondering why you would ever get the shot in the future. Because of this, Canada is at risk for low flu vaccination rates next year and an increasing death toll. Here's why you shouldn't write it off just yet.Read Full Story
If you made it through the holidays in one piece, there's probably nothing you look forward to more than getting back to work and getting your kid back into the classroom. But let's not forget that it's flu season, a time when parents shouldn't be too quick to push their kids back to school if they came down with something over winter break.Read Full Story
This time of year, the medical powers that be — doctors, pharmacies and the media — urge us to get the flu shot. For years, my parents have taken this advice to heart — they get their flu shot by October. More often than not, my husband chooses to get a flu shot as well. Me? The two years that I did get the flu shot, I promptly came down with the flu.Read Full Story
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