The brisk, crisp winter air can be a welcome relief from the sweltering humidity of the summer. However, if you don’t pay careful attention to this advice from your primary care physician, the weather can throw a wrench into your plans and have a devastating effect on your overall health. Our Cary and Raleigh internists […]
Flu shots and vaccines are important in Raleigh and Cary, North Carolina. Learn about the virus strains and people at risk for developing flu related complications.
While you may have had all your basic vaccinations when you were a child, as an adult, there are still several immunizations you need to stay healthy and avoid serious health complications. For evidence, just look at the statistics: On average, around 400,000 Americans have experienced flu-related hospitalizations since 2010. During that period, the flu […]
While it is difficult to track flu-related deaths, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that anywhere from 12,000 to 56,000 Americans die each flu season. Annually, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized with influenza. The elderly, the young and those with a compromised immune system are at greater risk of developing serious complications from the flu. […]
Benjamin Franklin famously said that only two things in life were certain: death and taxes. We think “flu season” should be added to that list. It’s hard to pinpoint what each flu season will bring. Some, like 2015, may be relatively mild, while others—like the infamous 2009 swine flu—wrap around the globe. Unless you have […]
With August (and the triple-digit heat index) over, flu season may be the last thing on your mind. Stories of flu outbreaks may not fill the newspapers until December or January, but experts advise that the best time to get your flu shot is now. Why? Following are six reasons you should not delay: 1. […]
By now you’ve either heard about the current difficult flu season or have experienced it in your own household. In a recent FluReport, the Centers for Disease Control reports that 43 states are now experiencing widespread flu activity. In addition, flu hospitalization rates are higher this season compared to past seasons when the same strain dominated. […]