Winter Colds

Female Dr. treating a little boy.

Researchers have a new breakthrough…they now think that they know why we get more colds and flu during the winter.   It’s Cold Outside And the answer is surprisingly simple…there are more colds and flu because it is cold outside, and cold weather makes our nose cold, which in turn hurts our body’s immune response to…

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The Seasonal Flu Shot Helps With COVID-19

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Congratulations on surviving election day!!  While voting is behind us, COVID-19 remains a threat to our health.  Fortunately, I have some good news to tell you about.  The seasonal flu shot can provide some protection against the most severe effects of COVID-19.  While flu shots do not appear to prevent COVID-19, there is emerging evidence…

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This Year, The Flu Shot Is More Important Than Ever!

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Every year we hear grim mortality statistics relating to the seasonal flu.  In the last two years, an estimated 80 million Americans contracted the flu and approximately 95 thousand people died as a result (click this link for CDC statistics).  Unfortunately, as long as COVID-19 is with us, the mortality risk from contracting the flu has increased (no…

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