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You’re Sick, Too?

An expert weighs in on why it feels like everyone is sick right now.

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The Secret Weapon Against Getting Sick? Good Nutrition

As much as 70% of immunity is determined by your gut health.

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Flu Is the Last Thing You Need. 5 Steps to Avoid Infection.

With omicron threatening an already overburdened health care system, you don’t want to land in the hospital with the flu. Infectious disease expert Jessie Leyse, MD, MPH, shares some tips about how to stay healthy.

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6 Health Conditions That Increase Your Risk of Flu

For some people, the flu is particularly dangerous. The flu vaccine can help reduce that risk.

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COVID-19 Booster: What You Need To Know

Our experts address common questions about COVID-19 vaccine boosters, including who is eligible and why a booster shot is so important.

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COVID and Flu: You Have the Power to Help Prevent a Twindemic

For Jessie Leyse, MD, an infectious disease expert, it all comes down to making smart choices to mitigate risk. Influenza kills people every year, and having a vaccine could save your life.

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Flu Vaccine: The Top 5 Myths Busted

To help you make an informed decision about getting a flu vaccine, we put five of the most common myths under the microscope.

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He Beat COVID-19, But Won’t Mess With the Flu

Richard Pritsky, 74, beat a serious case of COVID-19 that put him on a ventilator in UVM Medical Center’s intensive care unit. Now that he’s healthy again, he doesn’t intend to mess with the flu. Learn about the steps he’s taking to prep for flu season and a possible “twindemic.”

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Ready for What’s Ahead? You Have the Power to Prevent a Twindemic

Thanks to our diligence, our region has experienced some of the lowest COVID-19 infection rates in the nation. With flu season looming, we can add one more powerful tool to our prevention measures - the flu vaccine.

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Home remedies that may help you feel better when you have the flu

There are many traditional and non-traditional home remedies people use to feel better when they’re sick. Home remedies won’t shorten the duration of flu, but can make you more comfortable as the illness runs its course. See below for a few you can try at home, but note it’s important to check with your primary

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Do I have flu, and how can I feel better?

With flu season under way in Vermont, you may be wondering how to best take care of yourself or a loved one with flu. Most people with flu can manage the illness at home without medical care. It’s recommended those sick with flu stay home as long as possible — ideally at least 7 days,

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Flu season has arrived!

Influenza has arrived in our region and is considered to be widespread at this time.  This means that at least half of the regions in the state of VT and NY are reporting laboratory confirmed influenza (usually with a nasal swab). The current strains we are seeing locally include two strains of influenza A (H3N2

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