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The Flu is No Joke

Nancy Zintak - Friday, November 9, 2012 - 6:11am

So a blonde walks into a doctor's office and says, "Doc, I'm horribly sick!" The doctor looks at her and asks, "Flu?" "No, I drove here.” I can tell this joke because I was an authentic blonde for many years-check my...

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WORKING: Calling In Sick

Brandon Smith - Friday, February 1, 2013 - 7:02am

The flu is no fun. I can attest to this fact after becoming one of the statistics quoted all over the news lately about the severity of this year’s flu season. I caught the flu in the first days of January and it took...

Dr. Sandy says: Immunizations are not just for kids: Adults need them, too.

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 12:34pm

Immunizations are not just for kids: adults need them, too. Here’s why. Each year, more than 50,000 adults die from vaccine preventable diseases in the United States, proof that adults also need them. The CDC’s...

Bird Flu Spreads in China

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 12:16pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say Flu season is over in the United States, but in China, new flu related problems are emerging. On April 1, 2013 a new strain of bird flu, H7N9, was identified in...

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Flu Vaccine May Prevent Heart Attack

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, September 27, 2013 - 6:15am

Flu season is here. I hope you’ve been vaccinated. A new study in the journal Heart suggests another reason to make sure you have been. Flu vaccination may help prevent heart attacks. In a study of more than 550...

Flu vaccine choices: Which one is right for you?

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, October 25, 2013 - 10:00am

This year offers a new challenge for consumers: the need to decide which vaccine to receive.There are many choices. Standard flu shot: Trivalent or Quadrivalent? The standard flu shot is inactivated. meaning it is...

Dr. Sandy Says: Common Flu Myths Dispelled

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 5:00am

Flu season is upon us. You need to protect yourself with a flu shot, but there are several myths that may keep you from doing so. We have the truth behind those myths this weekend on Your Health Matters.

High Dose Flu Shot is Best Bet For Seniors

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Monday, November 4, 2013 - 3:45am

Flu season is here. It is time to get vaccinated. There is no excuse not to. Plenty of vaccine is available from multiple sources: your doctor's office, your local pharmacy, at work (if your company sponsors a flu...

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