Month: January 2016

Do you Have Strep Throat?

Do you have strep throat?  A sore throat can affect people 1 year or older, but the risk of a sore throat is higher for some people. This includes children, smokers, people with allergies, and people with a compromised immune system.  It may have be caused by a viral infection, such as a cold or …

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Flu Season Facts, Part 1

The influenza virus is a seasonal epidemic that typically hits the United States around October and can last until May. Even though this is a yearly occurrence, there are still some misconceptions about the flu and what people should do to protect themselves. To keep our readers informed, we are doing a two-part series on …

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Beware of Winter Weather Hazards!

After an unseasonably warm start on the East Coast, winter is finally letting us feel its chill. It might seem like yesterday that high temperatures were breaking records all over the place, so it can be easy to disregard the recent cold. Winter weather can present a lot of hazards though, so it’s important to …

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