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Here’s How to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
March 7, 2019

Flu season is far from over. Health officials recently warned that the 2018-19 flu season could last until May.[1] The flu isn’t a minor bug — it’s a life-threatening illness. The disease can cause pneumonia, bronchitis, and even heart attacks.[2][3] Over 80,000 people died from the flu during last year’s season, according to the Centers […]

It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate!

By Christine A. Garcia, MD, MPH; Stony Brook University Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine
November 19, 2012

We are well into the flu season now and with Thanksgiving around the corner, it becomes more and more important to remind and urge our patients to get vaccinated. With other chronic conditions and more pressing issues such as hurricane recovery, something simple like influenza may seem like the least of patients’ worries. However, the […]