Tag: Flu shot

Q&A: Flu Shot; Abdominal Pain; Bruising

Q. I received a flu shot this year and still got the flu? Why is this–I thought a shot was supposed to prevent the flu?
A. Despite your own particular case of flu, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported influenza activity as “moderate” so far this year—small comfort

10 Steps to Protect Yourself Against Colds and Flu

The warm glow of summer has barely faded, the leaves are only now starting to turn, and the first jack-o-lantern has yet to be carved. Surely it’s too soon to begin worrying about cold and flu season, isn’t it?

“The time to protect yourself is now—before the peak of the cold

8 Mercury-Free Flu Shot Options

While you may think that most naturopathic physicians are anti-vaccine, the truth is that many licensed NDs do recommend and/or administer vaccinations. Here’s a look at how to choose the right vaccination for you and your family.

From the Editor: Stay Safe in the Winter Chill

The New Year may bring freezing temperatures for many of us, but while senior health is particularly vulnerable in cold weather, a little advance preparation can help preserve your wellbeing and comfort. For example, if you haven’t already had your flu shot, schedule it as soon as possible. I make

Q&A: Cognitive Decline; Flu Season

Q. How can I help protect my brain against cognitive decline?
A. There are many ways you can help prevent brain aging and cognitive decline. We are only now learning from recent research that cognitive decline may in fact be a result of unhealthy lifestyle choices that can be avoided.  Some

Q&A: Cancer Prevention; Flu Season; Hearing Loss

Q. Is there anything I can do to help prevent cancer?
A. You actually can do a lot to protect your health and help prevent cancer. A lot depends on lifestyle choices you make. While some risk factors, such as genetics and environmental exposure to toxins, are out of your control,

8. Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of one or both lungs caused by bacteria, viruses, or other infectious agents. The severity of pneumonia depends on several factors, including which germ is responsible and the strength of the immune system.
When the body’s immune system detects injury (from infection or other cause), it produces

7. Influenza

Influenza—commonly called “the flu”—is a viral infection of the respiratory system. It affects the lungs as well as the whole body. Most people recognize the symptoms—fever, body aches, sore throat, stuffy nose, and headache. Sometimes the flu is confused with the common cold, but even though some of the symptoms

4. Treatment for COPD

Even though COPD cannot be cured, it can be treated. Treatment is aimed at reducing symptoms, preventing the disease from getting worse, improving the ability to exercise, preventing and treating complications, and preventing and treating exacerbations.
For those with COPD who are current smokers, the most important first treatment will be

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