Navigation Links
Flu Myths Abound in Flu Season
Date:10/17/2007

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "As a physician, you hear all sorts of excuses for not getting a flu shot," says Dr. Terry D. Hashey, Medical Director of First Coast Family Medicine and clinical spokesperson for Jacksonville's third annual Golden Corral Flu Campaign. The most common that Dr. Hashey reports is the excuse that people always get the flu from the flu shot. "That couldn't be farther from the truth. The flu shot is safe and can prevent you from getting influenza that may lead to serious complications like pneumonia and even death." Dr. Hashey explains that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people do not get the flu from a flu shot. The flu vaccine that is recommended for most individuals, including those age 50 or over, is the inactivated influenza vaccine. This vaccine contains non-infectious, killed viruses, so it cannot cause the flu. "And, although there may be some side effects from the shot, they are mild," assures Dr. Hashey. "What's important to remember is that thousands of people die from the flu each year and a little bit of brief discomfort up front can save your life."

Another myth is that only older people should get the flu shot. While it is important that people 50 years of age or older get a flu shot every year, Dr. Hashey advises that people with certain chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart or kidney disease, asthma and other lung diseases, cancer and diseases that weaken the immune system should get an annual flu shot to protect against influenza. Influenza is a highly contagious disease, which kills an average of 36,000 people each year. He also urges family members or others who come in close contact with people at risk to get an annual flu shot as well.

Golden Corral restaurants will be providing Jacksonville and Orange Park residents with convenient flu clinics making it easier to get flu shots at the following Golden Corral Restaurants:

Monday, Oc
'/>"/>

SOURCE FMQAI
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Autism: Symposium to Discuss Myths and Misconceptions
2. Myths affect patients suffering from prostate cancer
3. 16 Common Myths About Breast Cancer
4. Myths About Hydropower Projects Exposed
5. Myths About Melanoma Could Lead to Delayed Diagnosis and Treatment
6. 7 Common Myths About Osteoporosis
7. Advantage India: Growth Pills Abound For Pharma Companies
8. Health Risks Abound Among Lazy Teens
9. Holiday Season Can Lead to Weight Gain
10. Seasonal Variation In Exercise And Eating Habits Identified
11. Care for the elderly at home while away during the festive season
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/21/2014)... Over the past 39 years, NES Health ... emergency departments across the nation, from quality of medical ... into an innovative suite of tools, systems, and programs ... the patient experience. , NES Health, a leading ... services for hospitals, announced the development and launch of ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... Theme and plugin developers from ... for Final Cut Pro X entitled ProMotion. , “ProMotion ... with absolute ease.” Said Christiana Austin, CEO of Pixel ... to easily animate their media inside FCPX.” , Pixel ... to animate pictures, videos, logos, and more with absolute ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... 21, 2014 CannabisClassifieds.com celebrates marijuana’s new legal ... only one of its kind, the site has provided its ... for 14 years running. It uniquely combines the benefits ... cannabis readily available to the masses. Assuring the potent ... golden ring of public approval. , Shane Chattin, ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... December 21, 2014 Concept Plus, LLC. ... firm headquartered in Fairfax, VA., today announced it has ... Fast 50 list, which ranks the fastest growing government contracting ... 2009 to 2013. , This is the first year that ... ranked # 20 with a 95.92% compound annual growth rate. ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... 21, 2014 BambooIndustry.com is ... the business has announced its bamboo flooring promotion ... best material from certified suppliers, and offers the ... worldwide. In the current promotion, all customers can ... when they say they know BambooIndustry.com from press ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:NES Health Launches Stipend Program for Emergency Physicians in Training to Financially Assist Emergency Department Doctors While They Learn 2Health News:Announcing a new plugin for Final Cut Pro X ProMotion from Pixel Film Studios. 2Health News:CannabisClassifieds.com Maintains its “Craigslist for Cannabis” Standing with Website Re-launch 2Health News:Concept Plus, LLC. Named One of Washington Technology’s Fast 50 2Health News:Eco-friendy Bamboo Flooring Manufacturer BambooIndustry.com Introduces Its Bamboo Flooring Promotion for 2015 2
... replacement complication rates, longer hospital stays for obese patientsLAS ... obesity is rising at alarming speeds across the United ... be putting their long-term musculoskeletal function in jeopardy, according ... of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons ...
... many children at risk for foot deformity due to wrong ... wearing shoes that are too small, according to a new ... American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons ( http://www.aaos.org/ ) ... risk for developing serious foot deformities.The study, which took place ...
... referred for psychiatric services following an emergency room visit ... they call for help, compared to about 20 percent ... 10 percent of all calls to mental health clinics ... within two weeks, according to a new University of ...
... available in French . , The countries ... to build research capacity and conduct clinical trials under best ... for the conduct of clinical trials) is the first EDCTP-funded ... high-quality clinical trials. It will be supported by a EUR ...
... root causes of defects on the production , lineOTTAWA, ... quality systems are used by companies around the world ... has been named a preferred supplier to one of ... in a key growth market for the company. , ...
... Smith & Nephew,s,Orthopaedics business and BrainLAB today ... exclusive vendor for developing and supporting,computer-assisted surgical technologies ... implants. , Starting in ... Smith & Nephew portfolio of instruments, implants and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Obesity: A Musculoskeletal Nightmare 2Health News:Obesity: A Musculoskeletal Nightmare 3Health News:Obesity: A Musculoskeletal Nightmare 4Health News:If the Shoe Fits...or Does It? 2Health News:If the Shoe Fits...or Does It? 3Health News:For psychiatric services, wait for the beep 2Health News:For psychiatric services, wait for the beep 3Health News:CANTAM first African Network of Excellence for clinical trials 2Health News:Sciemetric makes the grade with major medical device manufacturer 2Health News:Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics and BrainLAB Announce Exclusive Computer-Assisted Surgery Development Agreement 2Health News:Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics and BrainLAB Announce Exclusive Computer-Assisted Surgery Development Agreement 3Health News:Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics and BrainLAB Announce Exclusive Computer-Assisted Surgery Development Agreement 4
(Date:12/17/2014)...  Northstar Global Business Services, Inc. (OTCPink:MDIN) today ... made their final decision and has determined to ... effective December 15, 2014, and has resumed accepting ... book entry transfer services. All deposit restrictions have been ... fully "DTC Eligible", and has resumed electronic trading ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 2014  Beamz Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: BZIC), a ... announced that it has signed an agreement with ... of innovative prosthetic, orthotic and assistive technology products ... agreement, RSL Steeper will promote and supply the ... use within UK residential care facilities through its ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 17, 2014  ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. ("ImmunoCellular") (NYSE ... Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a key patent ... immunotherapeutic vaccine targeting six tumor antigens that are ... Patent No. 8,871,211, which issued October 28, 2014, ... a dendritic cell composition comprising peptide epitopes of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Northstar announces that the DTC chill on MDIN has been officially lifted 2Northstar announces that the DTC chill on MDIN has been officially lifted 3Beamz Interactive, Inc. Signs UK Distribution Agreement with RSL Steeper Limited 2Beamz Interactive, Inc. Signs UK Distribution Agreement with RSL Steeper Limited 3ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Announces Issuance of Key Patent For ICT-107 Cancer Vaccine 2
... Consulting, a business unit of PAREXEL International (Nasdaq: ... serving the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries, today released ... provide key insights into emerging areas of biosimilar development. ... Consultant and Cecil Nick, B.Sc. (Hons), Vice President, Biotechnology, ...
... of Primary Astrocytes With Anti-GLAST MicroBeads -- BERGISCH GLADBACH, Germany, September 22, 2010 ... ... --> ... s = ,; var first_result; // Results are keyed by longUrl, so we need to grab the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:PAREXEL Consulting Thought Leaders Provide Insights Into U.S. Biosimilar Development and Monoclonal Biosimilars in Two New White Papers 2PAREXEL Consulting Thought Leaders Provide Insights Into U.S. Biosimilar Development and Monoclonal Biosimilars in Two New White Papers 3PAREXEL Consulting Thought Leaders Provide Insights Into U.S. Biosimilar Development and Monoclonal Biosimilars in Two New White Papers 4PAREXEL Consulting Thought Leaders Provide Insights Into U.S. Biosimilar Development and Monoclonal Biosimilars in Two New White Papers 5Direct Isolation of Primary Astrocytes With Anti-GLAST MicroBeads 2Direct Isolation of Primary Astrocytes With Anti-GLAST MicroBeads 3Direct Isolation of Primary Astrocytes With Anti-GLAST MicroBeads 4Direct Isolation of Primary Astrocytes With Anti-GLAST MicroBeads 5Direct Isolation of Primary Astrocytes With Anti-GLAST MicroBeads 6
The ISI Digi Grip has the strength needed for secure ,upper extremity traction....
The ApexPro CH is operational within the WMTS. It offers operating performance, up to 240 WMTS channels, and up to 120 hours of battery life....
... portable TeleMon companion monitor, and IntelliVue ... and monitoring solution for ambulating patients ... and SpO2. Clinicians can get access ... from the central station, monitoring cockpit, ...
ISI DuraHand is the reusable, easy to sterilize surgical hand immobilizer....
Medicine Products: