Dec 17

How To Avoid The Flu This Season

By MD for Seniors

While people of all ages should take steps to reduce their chance of catching influenza, it’s particularly important for seniors to make an effort to avoid the condition. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 50 to 70 percent of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations occur among people 65 years or older due to their risk of serious complications from the illness.

As the flu season has arrived, health professionals should encourage older patients to stay healthy and take advantage of preventative measures to avoid catching the virus. Here are a few basic tips that you can suggest …read more

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