Flu & Cold Season

What If You Get The Flu?

Nonna Joann • September 10th, 2009 • Flu & Cold Season

Part 5 of 5
This is the fifth part of a five-part series on preparing for a potentially tough flu season.
What are flu symptoms?
The
swine flu, H1N1, is a contagious respiratory disease, caused by an influenza virus affecting pigs and contains genetic material of bird and pig versions of the flu. Symptoms include a fever of more [...]



H1N1 Vaccine Questions

Nonna Joann • September 8th, 2009 • Flu & Cold Season

Part 4 of 5
This is the fourth part of a five-part series on preparing for a potentially tough flu season.
A Shot in the Dark

The H1N1 flu virus has been around for decades in various strains. Each year different flu viruses combine, that’s why a new vaccine is required annually.
June 11, 2009 The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the [...]



Veggies Keep Your Immune System Strong

Nonna Joann • September 3rd, 2009 • Flu & Cold Season

Part 3 of 5
This is the third part of a five-part series on preparing for a potentially tough flu season.
A Healthy Diet for a Strong Immune System

The best flu prevention strategy is regular exercise, sufficient sleep, proper hygiene
(hand washing), and good nutrition. A healthy diet, packed with vitamins and nutrients, including immune-boosting foods such as fish, [...]



Avoid Flu Germs with Clean Hands

Nonna Joann • September 1st, 2009 • Flu & Cold Season

Part 2 of 5
This is the second part of a five-part series on preparing for a potentially tough flu season.

Three Healthy Habits for Healthy Kids

Germs are a big concern with flu season upon us. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Especially this year with the swine flu, H1N1, parents can take simple precautions to [...]



Preparing For Flu Season

Nonna Joann • August 27th, 2009 • Flu & Cold Season

Part 1 of 5
This is the first part of a five-part series on preparing for a potentially tough flu season.
Swine Flu Pandemic or Not? 
Health experts are warning that the swine flu or H1N1outbreak is likely to intensify this autumn. Indications last spring were that H1N1 could be the worst flu strain we’ve seen in years. [...]