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Health Topics - Flu & Cold

Influenza (the flu) is an infection of the respiratory tract (nose, throat and lungs) caused by the influenza virus. It is usually much worse than a cold.

  • FLU IMMUNIZATION: Myths & Realities

      The influenza or flu vaccine is a safe and effective way to help people stay healthy, prevent illness, and even save lives. The influenza virus can cause serious illness and even death in people with certain chronic health conditions. The influenza vaccine is the best protection against influenza illness and its complications. Many people use the term flu to refer to any […]

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  • Feeding the Sick Child

    PDF/Printer Friendly Version When your child is sick with fever, diarrhea or throwing up, it’s important to treat the symptoms quickly to prevent dehydration and get back to a healthy diet as soon as possible. Your child should get better if given lots of rest, liquids and healthy foods. A child who is throwing up […]

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  • Influenza

    Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a respiratory illness caused by viruses that affect the nose, throat and lungs. Flu season, the peak time for influenza, is November through April each year. The flu shot is your best defence to protect yourself and your family against the flu. How do you get the flu? […]

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