Archive for October, 2017

Three Flu Myths That Can Harm You

October 18, 2017 | Vaccines

Nurse gives flu shot to patientThe leaves are turning and Halloween decorations are in the store. These sure signs of fall also mean it’s officially flu season. While many people rely on all sorts of formulas for avoiding the flu – from grandmother’s advice to avoid getting chilled outside to friends advocating over-the-counter immune boosting products – it’s best to avoid some common flu myths in order to stay healthy.

Here are three common flu myths that can actually either increase your odds of catching the flu or hinder recovery from the flu.

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Learn to Recognize COPD Symptoms

October 4, 2017 | Pulmonary/Critical Care

Woman with COPD throat painAre you finding yourself tired and breathing a little harder after a trip to the grocery store, a walk up the stairs, or working in the yard? Many people attribute symptoms like these to getting older, but it may be a sign of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD.

What are the signs of COPD and when should you see a doctor?

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