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What You Can Do to Avoid the Flu

What You Can Do to Avoid the Flu

The flu virus is at near-record levels and it is especially fierce. UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Natercia Rodrigues offers advice to help reduce your chances of catching it.

5 Tips for Getting Through the Flu

5 Tips for Getting Through the Flu

The best protection from the flu is the annual vaccine. Whether you got the flu in spite of getting the vaccine, or you skipped your flu shot and are now under the weather, UR Medicine's Dr. Michael Kamali shares tips to help quell your symptoms and get well.

Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When

Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When

Flu season is rapidly approaching and ads for flu shots are popping up everywhere. Should you get one? Will it work? UR Medicine vaccine expert Dr. John Treanor shares what's new and why it’s important to get a flu shot every year.

Common Sense on the Common Cold

Common Sense on the Common Cold

Despite all the advances of modern medicine, the common cold continues to vex us. UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Louis Papa explains why colds are easy to get and challenging to treat, and what makes them so difficult to dodge.

Avoiding 'Superbugs': Are Antibiotics the Answer?

Avoiding 'Superbugs': Are Antibiotics the Answer?

When cold symptoms are making you miserable, you may think an antibiotic is the right remedy. But overuse and misuse of antibiotics can create antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or “superbugs.” UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Mike Gavin explains why, more often than not, an antibiotic won’t fix the problem, and it may create another.

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