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Surviving Flu Season:



Seasonal flu viruses can be detected year-round; however, seasonal flu activity often begins as early as October and November and can continue to occur as late as May. Flu activity most commonly peaks in the United States between December and February.

Influenza (Flu) types

  • Seasonal
  • Pandemic
  • Avian
  • Swine
  • Influenza in Animals
  • Flu Symptoms:

    • fever* or feeling feverish/chills
    • cough
    • sore throat
    • runny or stuffy nose
    • muscle or body aches
    • headaches
    • fatigue (tiredness)
    • some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

    Take Three Actions to Protect Against Flu:

  • Get Vaccinated
  • Preventive Steps
  • Treatment
  • The flu season is unpredictable. While we know the flu is going to spread each year, the exact timing and length of each flu season can vary. Flu activity often begins to increase in the U.S. in October. The CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October, if possible.

    November 2019 is American Diabetes Month

     
    Sponsored By: American Diabetes Association.

    November is American Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes.

    What causes diabetes?

    Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it’s not controlled.

    One in 10 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 30 million people. And another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Adults with diabetes are nearly twice as likely to die from heart disease or stroke as people without diabetes. This is because over time, high blood glucose from diabetes can damage your blood vessels and the nerves that control your heart. People who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes can lower their risk if they make healthy changes. Examples of healthy changes include eating healthy, getting more physical activity, and losing weight.

    Steps you take to manage your diabetes can also help lower your chances of having heart disease or a stroke:

  • Stop smoking or using other tobacco products.
  • Manage your A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.
  • Develop or maintain healthy lifestyle habits - be more physically active and learn ways to manage stress.
  • Take medicines as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Learn more about diabetes and cardiovascular disease

    Disclaimer: healthelinks is intended for information purposes only, not to offer medical advice.
    Please consult your doctor about any personal health concerns.
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