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Toronto Public Health launches free flu shot clinics

Flu season has arrived in Toronto and to help residents reduce their risk, Toronto Public Health is offering free flu shot clinics from October 23 to November 29 at 13 locations across the city. 296 more words

City Of Toronto

Straight, No Chaser: So You're Afraid of Ebola but Not Influenza?

We fear the unknown and mock what we don’t understand. Amidst a national panic about less deaths than you can count on one hand (and condolences to those affected), every year 36,000 people die and over 200,000 are hospitalized each year due to the flu—in the U.S. 853 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

As another flu season approaches, health tech will play an educational role

The media may be humming with news of the Ebola crisis, especially with the recent death of Liberian Thomas Duncan in a Dallas hospital, but more people in the U.S. 1,148 more words

Effects of influensa medicines exaggerated by sponsored research

I have posted earlier about how flu vaccines tend to be over-hyped and over-promoted. A new study confirms that research sponsored by pharmaceutical companies were much more positive than those by independent researchers. 281 more words


The 2014 Flu Vaccine: 5+ MythBusters!

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Tis the season of influenza and I wanted to share  my patient’s top reasons on why they don’t believe  in the flu shot. 1,365 more words

Health & Happiness

More than Six Million People Could Get Sick During the Next Six Months: Don’t Be One of Them!

It is estimated that up to 20% of the U.S. population gets the flu each year – that’s more than six million people. If you don’t want to be one of them, get a flu shot (ideally by October). 308 more words


Birds Massacre??

The end of the summer marks the adjustment to so many different factors including schools for kids, fall/winter working hours changes, sickness spread, cold weather as opposed to sunny beaches among many others. 72 more words

General Health & Prevention