Tag: flu

Got a Cold? Try a Homemade Tea

tissues and teaIt’s the season for the common cold to bring us down. Even worse, it’s flu season, which can leave you in bed for days. First, lets’ talk prevention – learn six ways to boost your immune system. However, if you start to feel that little scratch in your throat and want to tackle your cold or the flu head on, or if you’re already stuck on the couch, try these few steps to ease the symptoms.

Got flu shot?

flu preventionGuest Blogger: Maria Michas, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Associate Vice President and Medical Director, Employee Health Services, Occupational Injury Care and Wellness 

Have you gotten a flu shot this year to protect yourself against influenza? Influenza, (commonly called the flu), is an illness caused by viruses that can infect the nose, throat and lungs. Flu viruses are spread by droplets when an infected person sneezes, coughs, or talks and the droplets land in the mouths or noses of those nearby. Because droplets can also land on surfaces or objects, a person may also get infected after touching contaminated surfaces or objects.