Influenza vs. the Common Cold

Both illnesses are caused by viruses and are not usually treated with antibiotics. Symptoms are similar, including runny nose, sore throat, fever, chills and muscle aches. Flu season usually starts around the end of November and peaks by late January or early February for northern climates. FLU PREVENTION Get a yearly flu shot by mid-December.… [Read More]

Protect Yourself from the Flu

You’ve rubbed your nose raw with a hundred tissues and still you can’t seem to breathe right. You’ve tried nearly everything to soothe your scratchy throat but you still cringe every time you have to swallow. Your head won’t stop pounding, and even the soft fabric of your shirt feels like sandpaper grating away on… [Read More]