How to fight the flu with food

Annual flu vaccinations are important because the virus is always changing, but there is more you can do throughout the season to keep the flu at a distance. Dr. Karen Latimer shares her tips on fighting the flu — and, she says, the grocery store is a good place to start. Healthy…

Hold On, You Can Still Get the Flu in August?

We’re just around the corner from the dreaded flu season (technically, in the US, that's October through May). But as we all know, flu-like symptoms (sore throat, cough—you get the drift) can creep up literally whenever they feel like it. But does that mean you can technically get the flu…say, in August?…

Get a flu jab – for yourself and the herd

The flu, an annual plague that claims twice as many lives as road carnage, has struck relatively early and alarmingly hard this year, adding urgency to the importance of getting vaccinated, the most effective protection individually and collectively. Everyone is at risk, but the young, the elderly, Indigenous Australians and…

Flu Season Far From Over, CDC Says

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 — Though much of the United States is in the grip of the flu, the season hasn’t peaked yet, health officials said Friday. As of Feb. 2, flu is widespread in 47 states, and 24 states are experiencing high levels of the disease. In addition, hospitalizations…