Flu

Regional Flu Update

Regional Flu Update Summer has come and gone and once again we find ourselves approaching the winter months. Whether you love the cold or hate it, winter is coming and unfortunately that means flu season is coming too. According the CDC, over the past 36 years, 15 of them saw February with the most reported […]

Leah McCabe
Flu / Tamiflu

Can You Buy Tamiflu Over the Counter?

Can You Buy Tamiflu Over the Counter? You can get a prescription for Tamiflu from your doctor, but it is not available over the counter. Tamiflu is an antiviral medication used for the treatment and prevention of influenza (flu). It may be effective at preventing the flu, and at reducing the severity or duration of […]

Dr. Heidi Lightfoot
Flu / Tamiflu

Can You Buy Tamiflu Over the Counter?

Can You Buy Tamiflu Over the Counter? You can get a prescription for Tamiflu from your doctor, but it is not available over the counter. Tamiflu is an antiviral medication used for the treatment and prevention of influenza (flu). It has been shown to be effective at helping to prevent the flu, and at reducing […]

Dr. Heidi Lightfoot
Cold & flu / Flu

Flu-Like Symptoms

You’ve got a fever and a cough – it must be the flu, right? Not necessarily. There are many diseases that have flu-like symptoms that aren’t the flu. How does that affect the medical care you receive? Let’s talk about it. What Are Flu-like Symptoms? The flu shares many symptoms with other diseases. Symptoms that […]

Jennifer Nelson
Flu / Tamiflu

Should You Go to the Doctor for the Flu?

The flu is a miserable experience. The coughing, sneezing, body aches and pains make you wish you could sleep it off but also make it difficult to do so. While most people recover from the flu on their own within a week or two, 200,000 people per year in the United States are hospitalized for […]

Jennifer Nelson
Cold / Flu / Prevention / Tamiflu / Treatment

Tamiflu: Flu Treatment, Side Effects, and Cost

Tamiflu: Flu Treatment, Side Effects, and Cost Every winter, each cough and sneeze makes you wary. Nobody wants to catch the flu and be out of work or school for a week. Unfortunately, many people catch the flu every year, and approximately 10,000-50,000 people even die from it every year. What should you do if […]

Natalie Griffen
Cold / Flu

Top Bloggers to Get You Through Cold and Flu Season

Top Bloggers to Get You Through Cold and Flu Season Over the past decade or so, blogging has become a favored platform for physicians to connect with their peers, patients, and the world around them. These blogs have become an excellent place for them to provide medical information to a broad scope of people and […]

Sofie Wise
Flu

Stomach Flu vs. Food Poisoning

Stomach Flu or Food Poisoning: What’s the Difference? Abdominal pains, fever and gas are common signs of many conditions, including both the stomach flu and food poisoning. The two are commonly confused. The stomach flu and food poisoning are two different conditions. The stomach flu is caused by a virus, but food poisoning is caused […]

Sean Lee
Flu

Common Signs and Symptoms of Influenza

Common Signs and Symptoms of Influenza Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, remains one of the most common illnesses in the country next to the cold. Estimates suggest that an average 5 to 20 percent of the U.S. population will get the flu each year. On average, 200,000 Americans are hospitalized each year from […]

Alexa Englehart
Flu

How Long Does the Flu Last?

How Long Does the Flu Last? Flu season is upon us, and while there are a variety of ways to protect yourself from the flu, it is not the easiest disease to predict. That’s especially true when it comes to gauging how long an infection stays in your system. Let’s take a closer look at […]

Alexa Englehart
Flu

What to Do When You Have the Flu

What to Do When You Have the Flu The flu, more scientifically known as influenza, is a viral illness that can infect the respiratory tract of some mammals, birds, and humans. It remains one of the most common illnesses in the country. Estimates show that on average, 5 to 20 percent of the total American […]

Alexa Englehart