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5 Ways to Avoid the Flu

October 29, 2019 | Primary Care, Vaccines

Washing hands under faucet to fight flu

With the arrival of fall comes gatherings for football games, leaf raking, and the anticipation of Thanksgiving. While you’re planning for these fun events, be sure you’re also preparing for flu season. Fall is the perfect time to start taking some common-sense flu precautions and to schedule a flu vaccine. Try these five tips to lower your risk of catching the flu. 

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Three Flu Myths That Can Harm You

October 18, 2017 | Primary Care, 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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School Vaccines: Are Your Children Protected?

August 14, 2017 | Primary Care, Vaccines

Vaccines for kidsAmidst the rush of buying back-to-school clothing and supplies, don’t overlook one important school requirement: vaccines. Be sure you know North Carolina vaccine requirements before the first day of school, especially if your child is entering kindergarten or seventh grade.

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Flu Complications: Are You at Risk?

October 26, 2016 | Primary Care, Vaccines

little boy sick with fluFor most people, the flu means aches, fevers, a sore throat, and possibly missing a week of school or work. However, the flu can create serious health problems. Statistics show that:

    • The flu sends more than 200,000 Americans to the hospital each year.
    • An estimated 36,000 people in the United States die from flu-related complications annually.
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3 Tips for Surviving Flu Season

September 21, 2016 | Primary Care, Vaccines

Flu season! Nurse at pharmacy or clinic giving flu shot to a female patient. Syringe, needle.Crisp fall days are right around the corner, which also means many Americans will find themselves fighting the flu. The peak of flu season varies from year to year, but often the first flu cases start cropping up in doctor’s offices in late September or early October.

So how can you avoid getting sidelined for a week with fevers, aches, and a sore throat? Try these three tips for surviving the flu season.

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Is it a Cold or the Flu? Knowing the Difference Can Help Recovery

October 30, 2015 | Primary Care, Vaccines

You woke up with a sore throat and runny nose and just want to go back to bed. Is it just a cold or could you have the flu? Both viruses are more prevalent in the late fall and winter and both have the potential to make you feel miserable. Knowing the difference between a cold and the flu can help you more effectively treat symptoms and get back on track quickly.

Learn more below or join Dr. Kate Tabori with LeBauer Primary Care at MedCenter High Point to hear her advice about how to fight back against the colds and the flu. 

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3 Important Reasons Adults and Teens Should Get Vaccinated

August 25, 2015 | Awareness (Week/Month), Vaccines

immunizationfbImmunizations aren’t just for young children. They are needed throughout our lifetime to protect our health and reduce the chance of complications that may result from preventable diseases.

September is National Immunization Awareness Month. This is great time to make sure you and your family have received the necessary vaccines to stay healthy.

Lebauer primary care providers can guide you through the specific vaccines you or your teen may need.

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To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate: Start Your Child Early on the Path to Staying Healthy

April 15, 2015 | Vaccines

The first instinct of any parent is simple: keeping their child safe. From buying the best car seat to child-proofing the entire home, parents go to great lengths to ensure their child stays happy and healthy. Since 1994, the World Health Organization (WHO) has sponsored National Infant Immunization Week, encouraging parents to keep their children safe from preventable diseases through immunization. At LeBauer HealthCare, we are proud to participate in National Infant Immunization Week as we seek to inform and equip parents in our community to take this vital step in protecting their children.

What Can Infant Immunizations Prevent?

Doctor holding a babyAs we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the release of the polio vaccine, it is impressive to see the list of once harmful, even fatal illnesses that are now preventable through vaccination. In fact, through immunization we can now protect infants and children from 14 vaccine-preventable diseases before age two. Those preventable diseases include:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Whooping cough
  • Polio
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Tetanus
  • Chickenpox
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Diphtheria
  • Hib Disease (Haemophilus influenzae type b)
  • Pneumococcal Disease
  • Rotavirus
  • Rubella (German Measles)

Opportunities for National Infant Immunization Week

Even with the wealth of information available about the benefits of infant immunization, many around the world still do not have the resources or opportunities to ensure the safety and health of their children. National Infant Immunization Week provides an opportunity to:

  • Highlight the dangers of vaccine-preventable diseases, especially to infants and young children, and the importance and benefits of childhood immunizations.
  • Educate parents and caregivers about the importance of vaccination in protecting their children from birth against vaccine-preventable diseases.
  • Focus attention on our immunization achievements and celebrate the accomplishments made possible through successful collaboration.
  • Step up efforts to protect children against vaccine-preventable diseases and thereby give them a healthy start in life.
  • Encourage better communication between parents and healthcare professionals.
  • Remind parents and caregivers they need to make and keep needed immunization appointments.
  • Provide parents and caregivers with a toll-free number, 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636), to locate a facility that offers immunizations through the Vaccines for Children’s program, a federally funded program that provides vaccinations at no cost to children whose parents cannot afford to pay for them.

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Do you want to learn more about how vaccines can help your children live a healthy life? Find a LeBauer HealthCare office near you to schedule an appointment, or give us a call at 336-547-1792 today. We look forward to speaking with you.

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