Tag Archives: Flu season

Flu Review 2018

February 14th, 2018
Here’s some advice. If you haven’t gotten a flu shot, get one. The 2017-2018 flu season is turning out to be a real monster, and it isn’t close to over yet. In fact, we’re only about halfway through the season. In general, flu season starts getting worse in October, then peaks between December and February. The latest data show this year’s season has not yet peaked, and many more weeks of serious flu activity are expected. One of things making…

Is It Cold or Flu?

November 4th, 2017
Flu season typically runs from early October and can last into May. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends healthy adults and children be vaccinated to prevent the oftentimes deadly virus from spreading. Symptoms of the flu come on suddenly and are worse than those of the common cold. Those symptoms may include: Body or muscle aches Chills Cough Fever Headache Sore throat Flu-related hospitalizations since 2015 range from 140,000 to 710,000 annually, while flu-related deaths are estimated to have…