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Baby’s Survival Guide To This Yucky Cold & Flu Season

The flu, as we all know too well, takes no mercy on its victims. And influenza is hardest on its most vulnerable targets: infants and toddlers. It’s a hard, cold, fact of life that your baby will get a cold at some point of this winter’s ruthless cold and flu season. After all, babies love […]

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Antibacterial vs Antimicrobial, What is the Difference?

The world is full of great rivalries: The Chicago Bears vs. the Green Bay Packers, Apollo Creed vs. Rocky Balboa, Pepsi vs. Coke, Democrats vs. Republicans, Chevy trucks vs. Ford trucks, Marvel vs. DC Comics. In the germ-fighting game, the No. 1 feud going today is the performance battle between antibacterial and antimicrobial substances. These […]

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‘Fasten Your Seat Belt’ for Potentially Nasty Flu Season

Experts urge ‘everyone’ to get vaccinated by Halloween as potentially nasty influenza weather looms Some events should never be green lit for a sequel, namely, the 2017-18 U.S. cold and flu season. One of the worst seasons in recent memory produced epidemic levels of influenza or pneumonia for 16 consecutive weeks, hospitalized more than 700,000 […]

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Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (ARB) Terrorizing Hospitals and Healthcare Centers

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria ‘a global health emergency’ killing 23,000 Americans annually Doctors’ worst fear realized is now stalking U.S. hospitals, forcing the country’s health officials to think outside the box to try to derail a nightmare bacterium resistant to almost every drug. In 2017 alone, Kaiser Health News reports, antibiotic-resistant bacteria were found more than 200 […]

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How to Know Whether You Have a Cold or the Flu

Sick woman, blowing her nose

The vicious winter lion known as the 2017-18 cold and flu season is claiming victims by the day as Americans struggle to stay on their feet, at work and breathing easy. What NBC News is calling “the worst flu season in a decade” has already resulted in thousands of hospitalizations, hundreds of deaths, and widespread […]

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With flu cases surging nationwide, CDC issues Influenza Red Alert

The intense, remorseless, relentless and certified severe 2017-18 cold and flu season hasn’t even reached halftime, but health officials are already issuing a coast-to-coast Influenza Red Alert. With flu outbreaks already reported in 46 of 50 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention are advising Americans to be extremely cautious to protect themselves […]

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