Develop a battle plan against the flu this year. Know what you will be up against, get the facts on prevention, learn tips for a quick recovery, and find out when it is appropriate to seek further medical attention.
What is it about the winter months that make the little ones so much more prone to catching bugs?
Antibiotics have no effect against a viral illness like the flu.
Flu shots can't cause the flu, but this is perhaps the most persistent of the myths about the flu vaccine.
Annual seasonal-flu vaccinations will start on November 1. A new vaccine is administered each year based on the circulating strains of the virus during the winter. This year, the vaccine contains three strains of the flu virus: two type A strains and one type B. This seasonal-flu includes the influenza A(H1N1) strain, responsible for the pandemic occurend in 2009.