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Family Health: Cold vs. flu

AS WE HEAD INTO the height of flu season, it can be difficult to tell if you have the flu or are simply experiencing symptoms of a common cold. While

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In My Opinion … with Dr. Joy Jackson

CENTRAL FLORIDA DOCTOR (CFDr): In your opinion, what are some of the top medical concerns for baby boomers in Florida?

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Medical Advice: Your flu prevention to-do list

AS YOU GATHER your “to-do” lists and prepare for the holiday season ahead, the Florida Department of Health in Polk County recommends you add one more important step — get

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Family Health: Flu shots for seniors

HE FLU is nothing to sneeze at. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 200,000 people will be hospitalized this year with the influenza virus, and

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PCMA Letter: The greatest reason to lose weight

AS THE NEW YEAR begins, many people make resolutions in hope that the next year is better than the last. Making a resolution is admirable, but keeping the goals simple,

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Protect you and your loved ones this flu season

The Influenza virus causes symptoms such as fever, body aches, sneezing, and coughing. The flu can last for weeks and can lead to hospitalization from complications. Protect your family this

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What poses a greater threat to your health than Ebola?

The chances of catching the West African-born virus versus the threat of the flu and pneumonia Fears abound, but Americans have very little to worry about when it comes to

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Community update on influenza

Awareness should continue as the 2013-14 season winds down On February 20, 2014, we celebrated the 125th anniversary of public health in Florida. At the end of the 19th century, a

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Flu shot pop quiz

What’s Your Influenza IQ? Achoo! Flu season is upon us and now is the time to take the family for their flu vaccines, whether they want them or not. As

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More vaccine options make flu protection easier than ever

  Now you have more to choose from when it comes to getting a flu shot.  Vaccination against the influenza virus is the most effective method for preventing the flu