Tag Archives: flu

Treat your cold safely while pregnant

It’s now cold season, and everyone is likely to get a bout of the sniffles at least once during the winter. If you are pregnant, however, you need to treat your cold carefully. It’s a good idea to reduce the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Flu shots help you—and your newborn

Flu shot time is here, but that doesn’t include newborns and infants younger than six months of age, for whom flu shots are not approved. But moms-to-be can still help their newborns avoid the flu, because a flu shot during … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Antibacterial soap? You can skip it, FDA says

As cold and flu season approaches, we all need to be aware of the germs that cause these infections—and how to prevent spreading them. For years, companies have been marketing antibacterial soaps as a way to reduce your risk of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Soap up during cold and flu season

One of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs that cause colds and flu is also the simplest. Regular hand washing has been shown to reduce infection significantly. Many people think that using an antibacterial soap is more … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Kids’ flu shot guidelines

As flu season approaches, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its recommendations to urge annual flu vaccinations to protect children from this common and unpredictable virus, which can cause serious health problems for otherwise healthy children. The AAP … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Early fall is the best time for a flu shot

Fall means foliage, football—and flu shots. A new study finds that flu vaccines are best administered early in the autumn. The research included more than 1,700 Americans of all ages for four flu seasons, from 2010–2011 through 2013–2014. “Those who … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Get set to thrive this winter


In our neck of the woods, this is prime time for colds, influenza (flu), and other respiratory illnesses. While contagious viruses are active year-round, winter is when we’re all most vulnerable to them. This is due in large part to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Pregnant women actually get sicker from the flu

Expectant mothers have an unusually strong immune response to influenza, new research from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has found. The unexpected finding may explain why pregnant women get sicker from the flu than other healthy … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Keep your kids safe from the enterovirus

Twelve states now have confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, the severe respiratory virus that may have sickened hundreds of children, U.S. health officials report. The first cases were diagnosed last month in Midwestern and Western states, and cases have now … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Yes—you need a flu shot this fall

A group representing U.S. obstetricians is calling for all pregnant women to get flu shots. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), several studies released in recent years have upheld the safety and effectiveness of flu vaccination during pregnancy.

Continue reading

Posted in Newsletter, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment