Navigation Links
Flu Season at Its Peak: Experts Have Tips for Staying Healthy
Date:2/25/2008

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the CDC's latest report the USA's flu epidemic continues to spread with an increase in every state and a dozen new deaths among children, according to Nancy Cox, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's influenza division.

Nationally, 49 states reported widespread influenza this week. Florida is the only state not reporting widespread influenza; it is at the regional level, a step down.

Though a flu season's duration can't be predicted, the latest numbers "suggest we may be nearing the peak," Cox said. And this season a mismatch in the current flu vaccine covers only one of the three active flu strains, leaving people with less protection against two of the circulating strains.

"To prevent getting the flu, you want to raise your immune system," says Steven Lamm, MD, of New York University's School of Medicine. "Your whole nutrient state is at stake -- take vitamin D, vitamin C/Ester-C. Do not go to work if you are sick as you will be highly contagious."

Immune health expert, Mark Moyad, MD, University of Michigan, adds, "Now is the time to be ever more vigilant about protecting yourself from the flu, and there are things you can do that will help." Dr. Moyad's stay-well tips, which apply year-round as well, are below:

-- Wash your hands. Carry hand sanitizers with you at all times

-- Take vitamin C/Ester-C -- shown to boost immunity: 500 - 1000 mgs

daily

-- Stay hydrated. Drinking fluids helps flush out impurities in the

system

-- Avoid direct contact with anyone who is sick

-- Sleep -- being rested is one of the body's best defense mechanisms

Dr. Moyad also stresses the importance of proper nutrition and regular exercise as ways to stave off illness and keep the immune system operating at optimal levels.


'/>"/>
SOURCE GBA Health Communications
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Ragweed Season Doesnt Mean Suffering
2. Allergists at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas Say This Years Fall Allergy Season Could be Worst in Decades
3. Flu virus trots globe during off season
4. Longs Drugs Announces Immunization Program for the 2007/2008 Flu Season
5. Watson Wyatt Identifies Major Benefit Trends During Open Enrollment Season
6. Financial Times Selects CAMFED International for 2007 Reader Seasonal Appeal
7. Golden Corrals Good Health Recipe for the Flu Season
8. From microscope to stethoscope: The MUHCs public lecture series begins its 2nd season tomorrow
9. Florida Health Care Community Stepping Up for the 2007-2008 Flu Season
10. Prostate Cancer Survival Varies by Season
11. As Cold & Flu Season Nears, New Baby Nasal Aspirator Offers Safe and Effective Alternative to FDA-Discouraged Medicines
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... January 21, 2017 , ... ... Periodontist Dr. Dan Holtzclaw in media for its creos™ line of bone regenerative ... by Dr. Holtzclaw in which he utilizes creos™ allo.gain™ bone graft for a ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... ... Source Vitál Apothecary, a skin and body care company dedicated to creating ... a successful visit to the 2017 ECRM Diet, Vitamin & Sports Nutrition Conference in ... nutritional, sports and health industries a chance to meet in private sessions with some ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 20, 2017 , ... ... wellness products to enhance people’s everyday lives, recently attended the January ECRM Trade ... , ATP Science is known for its large range of supplements that keep ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... January 20, 2017 , ... Vitamin Well has ... 002. The drinks have been produced in collaboration with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and have ... workout. , After a successful launch in Sweden last year, the next generation ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “I Forgive You”: a fine examination of how God handles sin, including ... of published author, Stephen Miller, who, for over ten long years has been waiting to ... in Trinidad and Tobago, he has been serving the Lord for over twenty years, and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... YORK , Jan. 19, 2017 ... USD 233.7 billion by 2025, according to a ... market is anticipated to be predominantly driven by ... resulting into the large-scale production of new and ... the influx of drugs at an unprecedented rate ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... 2017 Report Details ... Alzheimer,s Disease Therapeutics ... – our new study reveals trends, R&D progress, and ... affecting the Alzheimer,s disease therapeutics and diagnostics market. Our ... questions: - How is the Alzheimer,s disease therapeutics and ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... 19, 2017 According to a study conducted ... set to witness a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period ... will continue to be the leading market for cryotherapy globally during ... ... on ensuring affordable and adequate supply of gas in order to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: