Flu Season

The Flu Requires Prevention and Extra Attention

If you haven’t had your flu shot now is the time to take this step to protect yourself and your family. Most people with the flu experience a mild illness and don’t need medical care. However, for some, it not only can lead to more serious illnesses, such as pneumonia, but it can be life-...
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The Flu Requires Prevention and Extra Attention

Submitted by Megan M. Williams, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

The flu is upon us in Sussex County, Delaware. As of mid-December 2014, the state reported that 60% of the total cases of flu statewide had been diagnosed in Sussex County. This is important to consider, particularly because the population in Sussex County is smaller than in the other two counties...
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Flu is the most common cause of viral pneumonia in adults

Submitted by Julie Holmon, MD

Now that we know we are in the midst of a flu epidemic, it is important to be aware of the risk of pneumonia. The flu virus is the most common cause of viral pneumonia in adults and many people can develop pneumonia as their weakened immune systems are fighting flu. This particular pneumonia can be...
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