Cold and Flu

11/18/21 By Megan Malke

Facts About the Flu You Should Know

It’s that time of year again when sniffles and coughs echo through the cold winter air. But, for some patients, it’s more than just a winter cold; it’s the flu. The flu (influenza) is a…
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10/21/21 By Megan Malke

Healthcare at the Breaking Point and How You Can Help

As the Delta variant continues to sweep the country, we are experiencing a record number of cases since the pandemic began in March 2020. Hospitals bear the burden of this spike as the infected make…
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09/02/21 By Megan Malke

Influenza Season 2021-2022: Do We Know What to Expect?

Remember the flu?  If you’ve put that infection on your mental back burner while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re not alone. The flu was pretty much out of sight in 2020. Between September 2020…
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07/15/21 By Megan Malke

The Rise in Summer Colds

Now that most coronavirus restrictions have been lifted, the return to society and socialization means an uptick in summer colds and other respiratory illnesses.  Last year, cold and flu season was mild due to masking…
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12/17/20 By Megan Malke

Can COVID-19 Precautions Impact the 2020-2021 Flu Season?

It’s been over 100 years since the last major pandemic swept the world, forcing protective measures and human behavior changes to curb the spread. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to bring tragedy and changes to our…
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11/05/20 By Megan Malke

Keep your hands healthy while washing them often

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a bright light on the importance of handwashing often and adequately. With the pandemic still in full swing and rolling into cold and flu season, washing your hands frequently is…
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10/29/20 By Megan Malke

Debunking common flu myths

The flu, or influenza, is a highly contagious respiratory virus caused by one of three different virus types: influenza A, B, or C. The primary way illnesses like colds and the flu spread from person…
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09/17/20 By Megan Malke

Fall into healthy habits

The air is getting colder; the leaves are changing color; the faint smell of pumpkin spice is in the air. Fall is practically here! But unlike autumns past, safety in the Fall this year will…
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07/23/20 By Megan Malke

Preparation is the key to success””

As we inch closer to cold and flu season in the United States, the collision of COVID-19 and the flu seems inevitable. How severe the flu / COVID-19 season will be is still hotly debated.…
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06/25/20 By Megan Malke

What is infectious disease?

To fully appreciate the access to vaccines and understand the importance of infection control as we know it today, we need to take a trip back in time, to 1861, when Louis Pasteur published his…
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06/04/20 By Megan Malke

Prepare for additional waves of COVID-19

As summer approaches and most cities begin to reopen businesses, there is a shift in our collective spirits. While we are hoping to be on the other side of the Coronavirus pandemic, we need to…
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04/23/20 By Megan Malke

Stop! Have you washed your hands today?

Hands down! When it comes to fighting the spread of illness, hand washing is the most important thing you can do to keep you and your family safe.  It’s a simple enough concept, but did…
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