flu

Illustration of a medevil knight fighting another made out of germs. (Illustration: Dan Page)

Prevention

Keep Immune System Healthy to Fight Flu Getting a good night’s sleep and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are two ways to battle the flu bug, as its presence increases across the nation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting high activity of influenza and
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Working Out

Should You Exercise When You Are Sick? The winter cold and flu season may try to knock out your new year’s plans to get or stay healthy, but the good news is you can fight back.   Dr. Jayson Loeffert, a sports medicine physician at Penn State Health, said it is typically
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Worst in Decades

Flu Season Off to an Unusually Early Start As flu season enters 2020, the influenza B strain of the flu virus has arrived earlier than normal making this year’s season off to an “atypically” early start, said Dr. Richard Webby, a member of the Infectious Diseases Department at
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