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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.

    October 2019 is National Medical Librarians Month

     
    Sponsored By: Medical Library Association.

    October is National Medical Librarians Month. The purpose of the month is to celebrate and raise awareness of the important role of the health information professional who provide expert assistance and guidance to students, faculty, other health care providers and everyday consumers looking for health information inside health sciences and medical libraries.

    How important is the role of a Medical Librarian?

    Medical librarians are an integral part of the healthcare team, and research demonstrates that librarian-led information services and resources improve clinical decision making and patient-care outcomes. Librarians also have a direct impact on the quality of research conducted, by helping users stay current about advances in their specialty areas. Librarians teach students and healthcare providers how to find and evaluate information.

    The LSU Health Sciences Medical Library has a wonderful and knowledgable team of librarians and staff. While our individual responsibilities and topics of expertise can vary greatly, Our primary mission is to educate users to employ the skills and knowledge needed to effectively utilize biomedical information resources in support of the institution’s mission to teach, heal, and discover. The Library also serves as a resource for the community beyond LSU Health Shreveport, providing understandable health information for non-health professionals.

    Do you know your Medical Librarian?

  • Departmental Liaison Librarians
  • Faculty and Staff Directory
  • Ask a Librarian
  • We're not here only during National Medical Librarians Month -- we're available all year around to help you get the information you need effectively and efficiently.

    Contact one of our medical librarian experts today!

    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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