Cold & Flu Prevention

December 20, 2016

FAQs on the Flu Vaccine – What You Need to Know

By David P. Franklin, MD & Amy Russell, MD Q: Why are flu shots so important and do I really need one? Dr. Russell: Yes. If you’re six months of age or older, it’s important to receive an annual flu vaccine to help protect you and the people around you – such as family members and […]

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November 3, 2016

Fear of the Flu Shot? How to Make It As Painless As Possible for Your Kid

By Jordyn Coalson, Child Life Specialist While this season offers some of our favorite holiday activities, we also realize it welcomes the less desired cold and flu bugs into your home. In an attempt to keep your family’s health and sanity at the highest levels, we have compiled a list of ways to make this flu […]

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November 2, 2016

Ask the Doctor – Is There Any Truth To “Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever”?

By Lindsay F. Herbert, DO, Family Medicine Mission Community Medicine Old Fort Q: Is There Any Truth To “Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever”? A: There is no truth to this saying. What is true is that a well-balanced diet full of a variety of fruits and vegetables and fruits of all colors, as well as […]

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