Fear Not, Get a Shot!

Despite the warm temperatures of the last few weeks, it’s important to remember that flu season is quickly approaching – and it’s time to to get your flu shot. (And you’ll certainly prefer it to getting the flu.)  The CDC estimates that, from October 1, 2018, through May 4, 2019, there had been: 37.4 million […]

Flu Update

Flu Season Graphic

Even though we’ve had a fair share of warmer days this winter, don’t let the mild temperatures lead you to think there’s an equally mild risk of flu this season. In fact, according to the CDC, throughout February, the flu has been “high and widespread across most of the nation.” Compared to previous flu seasons, […]

Preventing the Flu

infant girl looking at a doctors stethoscope

  Influenza—commonly known as “the flu”—is a contagious respiratory illness that is caused by the influenza virus. In the U.S., between 5-20% of the population gets the flu annually. Usually it is mild, but it can become quite severe. In fact, over 200,000 adults and children are hospitalized due to the flu each year. If you […]