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There is another bad virus going around that is not the flu.  It has very similar symptoms of the flu and can potentially put you in the hospital.  The virus is called adenovirus. Most people are not vaccinated against adenovirus, and doctor’s offices do not test for it. READ MORE >>

The flu has become a huge issue in the US.  According to the New England Journal of Medicine, the first week or so of the flue makes you more susceptible to a heart attack. Based on a study they found that among 148,307 cases of patients who were tested for influenza, 19,729 turned up positive for the flu. READ MORE >>

The United States is currently experiencing a flu epidemic. It is very important to take extra pre cautions to keep yourself healthy and flu free. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that the U.S. is currently experiencing an unusually severe flu season. READ MORE >>

Flu season is turning into a moderately severe one that might get worse because of an imperfect vaccine and steady cold weather.   Flu levels in New Jersey have reached moderate high levels of activity. READ MORE >>

A healthy lifestyle clearly boosts the immune system.  Unhealthy habits like not getting enough sleep, a poor diet, and a lack of exercise can hurt the immune system.  What also makes people sick is bad luck, exposure to viruses and other bacteria’s. READ MORE >>

Up until recently, health-care providers have asked their patients if they have and egg allergy or handed a screening and consent form with that question before being given the flu vaccination.  If the patient did have an allergy, they wouldn’t have been given the flu shot. READ MORE >>

Today is the first day of winter & the shortest day of the year. When the clock hits 5:44 a.m. on Wednesday, the 2016 winter solstice will be here, marking the official start of the winter season. Daylight today will be around for exactly nine hours, 15 minutes and six seconds in northern New Jersey, according to TimeAndDate. READ MORE >>