Are You Flu-Proof?  Take the Quiz

Are You Flu-Proof? Take the Quiz

Influenza (flu) is highly contagious and sends up to 500,000 people to the hospital every year. It causes 3,000 to 50,000 deaths, depending on the severity of each year’s flu season. And, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says Arkansas is one of the...
What’s New With Flu Shots?

What’s New With Flu Shots?

One thing that’s not new is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) strong recommendation that everyone, six months of age and older, receive a flu shot this fall, preferably by the end of October. Flu shots are available at doctor’s offices, clinics,...
Best Medicine for the Flu

Best Medicine for the Flu

This season’s influenza (flu) is worse than usual. There are at least four different types of flu making people sick and experts expect the flu to last several more months. More people are being hospitalized and the number of deaths is expected to triple. In Arkansas,...