1. Does Your Flu Need A Doctor?

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    Influenza- it’s nothing to sneeze at. It can be widespread and serious. Despite health officials stressing the value of the flu shot, the illness kills an estimated 36,000 Americans a year and a quarter million are hospitalized. “This time of year we’re seeing quite a bit of flu, it’s still early in the season,” says Dr. Jeffery Johns. He works in Lee Memorial Health System’s Convenient Care clinics. A common query he hears: what should you do about the flu? “That’s a good question whether or not you should come in for the flu or not,” Dr. Johns says. “If you feel you’re at home and you’re not able to take care of your symptoms, maybe getting dehydrated, vomiting, diarrhea…” Then maybe your flu needs a doctor. If you catch it early, you maybe have the option of prescription medication. Tamiflu is an antiviral drug approved for influenza. If given in the first 48 to 72 hours - it can shorten the duration of symptoms. Most treatment consists of symptom relief; many times you can find what you need over-the-counter. “There’s simple things like Tylenol, ibuprofen that can help with aches and pains from the flu. There are certain things like ginger and that can be good for nausea. If you have the flu brace yourself for an extended recovery. It could take weeks to get your strength back. When it comes to fighting the flu the best thing doctor’s can give you- is a shot of prevention. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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    • What to do with the Flu

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      “I have a pretty high immune system,” says Mary Eberstein, hoping to avoid the flu. So far, so good. Mary Eberstein is doing what she can to avoid the flu. “Part of it is always washing your hands, you know. I think that is huge - and staying away from people that are ill. Trying to eat as healthy as you can, a lot of fruits, vegetables,” says Eberstein. While she shops the farmer’s market, crowds of others are destined for the doctor’s office. Lee Memorial Health System’s Convenient Care practice is in overdrive. “From the volumes we’ve seen here, which has been increasing steadily over the past couple of weeks. We can see walking in here, 275 people, probably, in a day,” says Dr. Karen Calkins, emergency medicine physician with Lee Memorial Health System. And that doesn’t begin to cover how many people are visiting local emergency rooms. Something that in many cases isn’t necessary. Unless you have severe symptoms or other illnesses, you should be able to get the help you need without going to a hospital. The most common flu symptoms are fever, aches, pains, sore throat and congestion. “In general, we can handle those kinds of symptoms and try to unload the ER as far as patient volumes there,” says Dr. Calkins. It’s a return of the H1N1 that is knocking many people for a loop. The area is seeing a spike in cases, and it could the worst is yet to come. “It’s always hard to anticipate, but I think we’re still going to see a little incline again, probably before it starts to peak again, so certainly as far as getting the flu shots if you haven’t yet, it’s still a good thing to do,” says Dr. Calkins. Once you get the flu shot, it takes up to two weeks for your body to build up antibodies. If you already have the flu- the best advice is to stay home, rest, and keep from spreading it. “I’m usually pretty lucky,” says Eberstein. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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      • VITAMIN C INFUSIONS WEATHERFORD OK:WEATHERFORD OK FLU SYMPTOMS

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        Vitamin C Infusions can be your greatest weapon in the upcoming flu season. Contact us today to find out more. Oklahoma Health and Wellness Center http://www.oklahomahealthandwellnesscenter.com

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        • Vitamin C Infusion Dallas TX:Dallas TX Flu Symptom

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          Boost your immune system in the upcoming flu season with Vitamin C Infusions. Call us today for more information. Innovate Health (817) 358-3552 http://www.InnovateHealth.org

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          • Cold And Flu - What Are The Symptoms

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            http://www.streamingwell.com/cold-and-flu-what-are-the-symptoms-video.html What are the symptoms of cold and the flu? Are they different and if so how can you tell the difference between the two? Find us on: http://www.StreamingWell.tv Like us on: http://www.facebook.com/StreamingWell Follow us on: http://www.twitter.com/StreamingWell Follow us on: http://pinterest.com/StreamingWell/ Follow us on youtube.com/StreamingWell

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            • When Should I Seek Medical Help With A Cold or Flu?

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              http://www.streamingwell.com/when-should-i-seek-medical-help-with-a-cold-or-flu-video.html Sometimes a cold or the flu can develop into something much more serious. How can you identify complications and what should you do? Find us on: StreamingWell.tv Like us on: facebook.com/StreamingWell Follow us on: twitter.com/StreamingWell Follow us on: pinterest.com/StreamingWell/ Follow us on youtube.com/StreamingWell

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              • Flu Vaccines are Toxic

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                Flu vaccines have been shown to be highly ineffective and toxic for humans. It is a widely held belief that vaccines do not contain mercury or thimerosal. This is absolutely false. Most flu vaccines contain mercury in the form of thimerosal. They also contain a number of very harmful ingredients. Additionally, they frequently don't work and even cause a flu-like reaction, the very thing you're trying to avoid by receiving a vaccination! I say avoid them at all costs. Read the full blog post at http://www.liveto110.com/flu-vaccines-are-toxic/

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                • Flu Like Illnesses and Symptoms

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                  At the time of posting this video, it's getting much colder in the UK. Flu and flu like illnesses will be on the increase and sadly the majority of people haven't a clue how to deal with either. Find out more about symptoms, treatments and the flu-jab by visiting http://www.patient.co.uk/health/flu-like-illness

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                  • Emergency Room visits and the Flu

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                    Dr. Bruce Bonanno advises on how to recognize the flu and offers guidelines on when a visit to the ER is recommended.

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