10 Flu Prevention Tips
10 Flu Prevention Tips

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  • The flu is highly contagious and can be dangerous.
  • Flu prevention protects you, your family, and those too vulnerable for vaccination.
  • Flu shots are essential, but only one of a series of steps you can take to protect yourself.
Surviving Norovirus—or that thing we call “stomach flu”
Surviving Norovirus—or that thing we call “stomach flu”

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  • Vomiting is usually caused by viral gastroenteritis, also known as the stomach flu.
  • Dehydration is the most serious complication from vomiting, so parents should be vigilant about keeping their child hydrated.
  • The stomach flu is highly contagious, so be extra careful about hand washing and disinfecting.
2018 Walk-in Flu Shot Clinics
2018 Walk-in Flu Shot Clinics

The flu vaccine is important. It can save your family time, money, and may even save the life of someone you love. Flu killed approximately 80,000 people in the United States last flu season, according to the CDC. That record-setting number doesn’t take into account hospitalizations, doctor visits, or days missed at work or school. … Continue reading “2018 Walk-in Flu Shot Clinics”

What is the difference between a cold and the flu?
What is the difference between a cold and the flu?

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  • The flu is much worse than a cold and can potentially be deadly for people with a weakened immune system.
  • If your child's illness came on suddenly and symptoms include a high fever, severe exhaustion, headache, loss of appetite, achy muscles, and chills, then it is most likely the flu.
  • Don't confuse the stomach flu with the flu - the stomach flu involves the digestive tract and the flu involves the respiratory tract.
Preventing dehydration in children
Preventing dehydration in children

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  • Children are at the highest risk for dehydration when they are sick or when it is hot outside.
  • It is easier and healthier to keep your body hydrated than having to play catch up later.
  • If your child is showing signs of dehydration you need to rehydrate your child right away.
Annual flu epidemic hits early with Utah seeing a high number of cases

The yearly flu or influenza epidemic is hitting the United States early this year and Utah is seeing particularly high levels of flu activity. Not to be confused with the stomach flu, the flu or influenza is a viral infection that targets your upper respiratory system. Symptoms can include body aches, fever, coughing, and nasal … Continue reading “Annual flu epidemic hits early with Utah seeing a high number of cases”

Natural Cold and Flu Remedies
Natural Cold and Flu Remedies

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  • Children under 4 should not use cold and cough medications, and children ages 4 to 6 should only use them when directed by a doctor.
  • One of the most important things you can do is to keep your child hydrated.
  • Things like nasal saline and sleeping elevated can help with stuffy noses and coughs.
Too Sick For School?
Too Sick For School?

Article at a Glance If your child has diarrhea, a fever, a rash, pink eye, or the stomach flu, you should keep him or her home. The first question you should ask yourself is if your child’s symptoms will prevent your child from participating in school activities. If your child is just experiencing mild cold … Continue reading “Too Sick For School?”

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