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12 Flu Facts: How Flu Matters to You

An article from the UVM Health Network 2019 Flu Education series

This flu season is just beginning in our region. It&rsquo;s annoying. It&rsquo;s inconvenient. And it should be taken seriously. This contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses can make you feel miserable, keep you from work and holiday gatherings or, worse, send you to the hospital. <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/b[...]

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What to Know About the Flu if Your Immunity is Compromised

An article from the UVM Health Network 2019 Flu Education series

Another flu season is right around the corner. A seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to protect against it and any potentially serious complications. Immunity can take up to two weeks to develop after getting the vaccine, so getting your flu shot and helping to protect your friends, family and loved ones from seasonal influenza is eve[...]

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What to Know About the Flu if You Have Asthma

An article from the UVM Health Network 2019 Flu Education series

Another flu season is right around the corner. A seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to protect against it and any potentially serious complications. Immunity can take up to two weeks to develop after getting the vaccine, so getting your flu shot and helping to protect your friends, family and loved ones from seasonal influenza is eve[...]

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Why You and Your Family Need to Get the Flu Shot

An article from the UVM Health Network 2019 Flu Education series

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that is easily spread and can result in severe illness, hospitalization or even death. If you are still not convinced, consider these facts. Is the flu really that bad? Flu kills. A total of143 pediatric deathswere reported to CDC dur[...]

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Pregnant or a New Mom? The Flu Matters

An article from the UVM Health Network 2019 Flu Education series

With Brianne Jeror, NP, University of Vermont Health Network Alice Hyde Medical Center, Primary Care Another flu season is right around the corner. A seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to protect against it and any potentially serious complications. Immunity can take up to two weeks to develop after[...]

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Tips for Keeping Your Holidays Flu-free

An article from the UVM Health Network 2019 Flu Education series

With Julia Harris, BSN, RN, University of Vermont Health Network Porter Medical Center For many, the holiday season is a perfect combination of shopping, travel and celebratory gatherings with family and friends. But those are also perfect opportunities to spread the influenza virus at a time when flu[...]

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Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Quitter?

With Troy King, RN, University of Vermont Health Network Alice Hyde Medical Center Every year thousands of Americans make the decision to cut back on their smoking or even better quit smoking entirely. Today is the American Cancer Society&rsquo;s Great American Smokeout, when we celebr[...]

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What to Know About the Flu if You Have Heart Disease or Have Had a Stroke

An article from the UVM Health Network 2019 Flu Education series

With Brianne Jeror, NP, University of Vermont Health Network Alice Hyde Medical Center, Primary Care Another flu season is right around the corner. A seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to protect against it and any potentially serious complications. Immunity can take up to two weeks to develop after[...]

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5 Most Common Myths about the Flu

An article from the UVM Health Network 2019 Flu Education series

With the health care experts from Central Vermont Medical Center, University of Vermont Health Network Every flu season, people decide not to get the flu shot for reasons based on misconceptions about flu and flu vaccines. To help you make an informed decision, we put five of the most common myths under the[...]

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What to Know About the Flu if You Have Diabetes

An article from the UVM Health Network 2019 Flu Education series

With Brianne Jeror, NP, University of Vermont Health Network Alice Hyde Medical Center, Primary Care Another flu season is right around the corner. A seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to protect against it and any potentially serious complications. Immunity can take up to two weeks to[...]

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