| Posted On Oct 24, 2018 | By:

When to Seek Medical Care for the Flu

The chances are pretty good that you’ve either seen or heard the message that, if you haven’t already done so, you should get a flu shot as soon as possible.

Although getting vaccinated doesn’t completely eliminate the risk that you’ll catch the flu, flu vaccination reduces the risk of flu illness and prevents millions of people from flu illness and flu-related doctor’s visits each year. Flu vaccination has also been shown to reduce the severity of illness.  

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| Posted On Feb 07, 2017 | By:

Stop the Spread of Viruses!

While you can get sick at any time of the year, winters in general have many hard-hitting viruses – including the common cold but also norovirus and influenza – busily circulating through schools, businesses, and homes.

With many of us suffering from sneezing, coughing, and just feeling lousy, I’d like to share some tips to help stop the spread of viruses and stay healthy.

Colds

Colds are more common in the winter and spring,

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| Posted On Dec 29, 2016 | By:

Our Top Health Blogs of 2016

As 2016 nears its end and a new year is at our doorstep, we thought it was a good time to look back at some of our most popular blog posts of the year and provide a quick summary (and some good reading) if you happened to miss them.

Wishing you and your family good health in 2017 and beyond!

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| Posted On Mar 02, 2016 | By:

The DIY Vaccine: Hand Washing

No one wants to experience the unpleasant symptoms of seasonal flu or norovirus. Aside from getting your flu shot, what can you do to protect yourself? Wash your hands, correctly and often. It’s a simple, effective way to get rid of germs before they make you sick and, equally important before you can pass along those germs or an illness to your loved ones.

Thanks to the CDC, here are 6 things you should know about hand washing to make your routine as effective as possible and keep those germs away:

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| Posted On Jan 10, 2013 | By:

Being Prepared if Flu Strikes

This year’s severe flu season is hitting early and hitting hard!  At this time last year (a mild flu illness year) there were only 126 reported cases of the flu in Massachusetts, while this year more than 3,500 cases have already been reported.

Getting a flu shot is one way to help you avoid this outbreak.  The flu vaccine reduces your odds of getting the flu by 50 – 70%.  So,

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