Posts Tagged ‘flu’

What Causes a Sore Throat?

Viruses, like those that cause cold and flu Allergies Smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke The bacteria group A strep, which causes strep throat Of these, infections from viruses are the most common cause of sore throats. Symptoms of sore throat whether caused by virus or bacteria can be similar. Symptoms that suggest a virus […]


How to Prepare for Flu Season

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The flu usually comes on suddenly with symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. Flu season mainly occurs in the fall and winter with peaks between December and February. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend […]


The Flu Ends with U!

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The flu usually comes on suddenly with symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. Flu season mainly occurs in the fall and winter with peaks between December and February. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend a […]


What You Should Know for the 2015-2016 Flu Season

Within a few months, we will once again be dealing with the Cleveland cold weather and snow! And along with the cold and snow comes sniffles and sneezes – colds and flu. Although the common cold makes us feel terrible, it is often quick to resolve and usually leaves no lasting problems. On the other […]


How to Prepare for Flu Season

Flu season is officially upon us!  Seasonal flu can begin as early as October and continue to occur as late as May.  It is not possible to predict what the 2014-2015 flu season will be like.  The timing, severity, and length of the season usually varies from one season to another (according to the CDC).   […]