Ahhh, Christmas … The time of year for eggnog, presents, decorations and, if you are anything like millions of other Americans, it is prime time to come down with the flu. And while almost all of us have had experience with the flu and managed to get over it with time, the flu is a serious disease that causes tens of thousands of deaths every year. Rather than a mere annoyance to avoid, everyone should consider getting a flu shot. Getting a flu shot will help safeguard against the spreading of the flu to vulnerable populations like young children, infants and the elderly. [Read more…]
Join in with ABC 15 News, on what is happening in the flu season this year. ABC 15 News interviews Dr. Janice Johnston for her insight on how to avoid the flu and why it’s so important to get your flu shot before the problem arises. One of the most important things you can do if you feel that you are becoming sick is to stay home! You need a lot of rest and time for your body to recover fully, and of course, always wash your hands. Many people do not realize the importance of washing their hands and keeping germs from spreading. [Read more…]
Dr. Johnston talks to channel 12 News and 3TV about the new flu epidemic going around, and what you can do to help stop the spread.