Items Tagged ‘influenza’

Ask the Doctors - Can vitamin D protect against colds and flu?

August 7, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Can vitamin D protect against colds and flu?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I’m hearing that vitamin D can reduce the risk of colds and flu – and that more foods should be fortified with it. What’s the evidence for that? As a doctor, I’ll  confess I’m skeptical about such a broad claim.  As I wrote in a prior column, vitamin D is not so much […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, colds, Dr. Robert Ashley, flu, influenza, lung disease, research, vitamin D


Ask the Doctors - Does vaccination in the fall prevent flu in the spring?

May 14, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does vaccination in the fall prevent flu in the spring?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: If I received the flu shot in September, am I still protected from the flu in March?   That’s a very good question – and the answer depends, in part, on your current health. The flu season normally lasts from November to March, but it can begin in October and even end in […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, chronic illness, Dr. Robert Ashley, flu shot, flu vaccination, immunity, influenza, seasonal influenza


Healthy travel tips

May 10, 2017

Healthy travel tips

By uclahealth uclahealth

Part of ensuring you have a great summer vacation is staying healthy during your trips. Follow these three wellness tips to keep illness at bay during your travels. Update your vaccines: Ask your doctor if your vaccinations are up-to-date for the following: Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP) Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) Varicella (chickenpox) Polio Influenza (seasonal […]

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Tags: Caribbean, CDC, chickenpox, chikungunya, DEET, dengue, diphtheria, DTaP, fever, headache, hepatitis a, influenza