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Treating cold or flu? Take special care with OTC meds

Take WIth Care logoThere are more than 600 over-the-counter and prescription medications that contain acetaminophen making it the most commonly used drug ingredient in the United States. Acetaminpophen can be found in pain relievers, fever reducers, sleep aids, and cough, cold, and allergy medicine. It is especially important during cold and flu season to understand the dangers of mixing medicines.

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Flu vaccine misconceptions putting everyone at risk

Woman holding chalkboard sign that says Get Your Flu ShotAccording to federal health agency recommendations, nearly everyone over 6 months of age should get vaccinated for the flu this winter season. Unfortunately, many Americans are woefully misinformed about vaccines and choose not to take this simple step that could bolster their health.

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Winter wellness tips

Boy making snow angelThere’s something about the winter holidays that can simultaneously fill a person with gratitude and enthusiasm alongside anxiety and exhaustion. Adding that the winter holidays coincide with cold and flu season and the time of the year with the least sunlight, it’s no wonder that general anxiety levels are high for many people at this time of year.

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