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Dathany Reed had flu-like symptoms when he was admitted in late November to Conroe Regional Medical Center. A few hours later, he was on life support, however, not quite sure of the cause of death. The mother of Dathany, Odessa Reed said her son, a father of three children, had been “full of energy and…

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Flu season is kicking off in full swing this year. The main strain circulating in the USA is the H1N1 virus, which caused the swine flu pandemic of 2009-2010. It is most dangerous to pregnant women and young children and has already taken the lives of four children in the U.S. since Sept. 29, 2013,…

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  Certain foods are known to help keep the immune system boosted enough to fight off germs that may invade the body. Vitamin C and other vital nutrients in these foods will help you stay healthy all year long. Click here to see which foods are best at keeping your immune system healthy to fight…

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As if this season’s particularly pernicious flu outbreak wasn’t enough for Americans, especially parents, to worry about, there are reports of another illness that can be dangerous — and sometimes even deadly — especially for infants: respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). While everyone has a very familiar if uncomfortable relationship with the flu, many have never…

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If the flu outbreak of 2013 has taught us anything, you need to be prepared in case you catch the flu or a member of your family becomes infected with influenza. WebMD.com implores the public to stockpile on tissues, hand soap, hand sanitizer, and paper towels. Consider picking up a few distractions in case your…

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As we continue to be besieged by the greatest influenza outbreak in a decade, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are ways that we can arm ourselves against the virulent virus that has caused hundreds of deaths already, mostly young children and senior citizens. Here are five ways to fight the…

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The country is on high alert. Multiple states and jurisdictions have declared a state of emergency or report a “severe” outbreak of the influenza virus, better known as the flu. Health officials have detailed an exponentially high number of emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths from this particular strain of the flu bug in 2013…

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First things are first. If you’re six months or older, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends you receive a flu shot. Flu infections have swept the country leaving 18 dead, according to the CDC FluView report. Forty one states have reported flu activity, with New York City reporting high levels during the 2012-2013 flu…

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