Month: January 2016

Flu Season Facts, Part 2

Here is the second part of our series on flu season! We hope you took our advice from last week and got your flu shot! We’re going to get a bit more into the nitty-gritty about how the flu spreads and what makes the flu vaccine work. So hang on, we’re diving right in! The …

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Winter 2016 Survival Guide

January 22nd marked the arrival of Winter Storm Jonas, a blizzard that halted traffic all along the I-95 corridor, effectively shutting down New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. The official death toll now stands at 28, with each death resulting from either car collisions, hypothermia or injuries sustained shoveling snow. While weather of this magnitude goes …

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Flu Season Facts, Part 1

The influenza virus is a seasonal epidemic that typically hits the United States around October and can last until May. Even though this is a yearly occurrence, there are still some misconceptions about the flu and what people should do to protect themselves. To keep our readers informed, we are doing a two-part series on …

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Beware of Winter Weather Hazards!

After an unseasonably warm start on the East Coast, winter is finally letting us feel its chill. It might seem like yesterday that high temperatures were breaking records all over the place, so it can be easy to disregard the recent cold. Winter weather can present a lot of hazards though, so it’s important to …

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