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Cold or Flu?

We in the Bay Area are now officially in the throes of the flu season. What helps distinguish influenza from a bad cold is the abrupt onset of fever (temperature >100.4F in babies and >101.3F in kids and

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Flu Season is Here

As is expected this time of year, seasonal influenza has officially arrived in our area. According to the CDC’s Flu surveillance reports, widespread flu activity was reported in 24 states last week, including California. While we certainly hope

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Buckle Up!

Did you know that in a typical year “flu” kills as many Americans as die in car accidents (roughly 40,000)? And although 9 out of 10 use a seat belt, less than half choose to get a flu vaccine.

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Winter is Coming: BLOK the Flu

Along with many lovely things, fall marks the beginning of flu season. Last year’s statistics are concerning.  In a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it is estimated that flu killed about 80,000 Americans

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Cold or Flu?

We in the Bay Area are now officially in the throes of the flu season. What helps distinguish influenza from

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Buckle Up!

Did you know that in a typical year “flu” kills as many Americans as die in car accidents (roughly 40,000)?

Read More