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If you catch the flu, how do you know if you need to go the hospital? Most patients who have the flu will recover on their own without medical care but in some cases, the flu can be life-threatening, and so it’s important to know how to recognize signs of a flu emergency.   READ MORE >>

No one wants to get the flu but it’s the most common sickness to get, especially during October through March. The first thing everyone wants to know when they get the flu is how soon it will go away. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to that: it varies for everyone, but flu symptoms will generally last between 3 and 10 days. READ MORE >>

The flu is an extremely contagious respiratory illness that is caused by the influenza viruses. According to CDC, there are three types of influenza virus, A, B and C. Influenza A can also break down into different subtypes, however, influenza B doesn’t have subtypes but it does have various of lineages and strains. READ MORE >>

A child in New Jersey has died from the flu. This is the first death this flu season. Health officials have stated that the flu activity in New Jersey is high this season and expressed the important of getting the flu shot.   READ MORE >>

The following New Jersey pharmacies can administer no-cost flu shots and other vaccines, including shingles, hepatitis A and B, pneumococcal and human papillomavirus1 (HPV). This service is provided through your medical benefit; therefore, you must have medical coverage through Horizon BCBSNJ. ACME READ MORE >>

Flu season is upon us! Last year was one of the worst flu seasons in recent years. Less than half adults receive the flu shot but some of us still need convincing. Protect yourself this year by getting your influenza vaccine by the end of October. It’s the best way to prevent the seasonal flu. READ MORE >>

This Flu Season May Continue Into The Summer With the strength of the flu this year, there is a chance that there will be a second wave of certain strains. There have been many strains causing havoc on the U.S. this year. There is a misconception that you are immune to the flu if you already had it. READ MORE >>

The Norovirus is spreading through the Olympics like wildfire.  There are a total of 177 cases of the norovirus in South Korea. Organizers have quarantined at least 1,200 Olympic staffers.  Thankfully, no athletes have been infected. But, that does not mean that are not taking precautions. READ MORE >>

A woman from Texas passed on Sunday from flu complications after reportedly deciding that the flu medication she was offered was too expensive.  Heather Holland was a wife and mother of two young children. “She wouldn't go get medicine because she's a mama. Mamas are tough. She just kept going. READ MORE >>

  Catching the flu once doesn’t give you a free pass to catching the flu again.  Unfortunately, there are many strains of the flu viruses circulating at any one time.  Getting one strain of the flu will not protect you from getting the flu again. READ MORE >>

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