On this week’s Carroll Hospital Health Chat, Carroll Health Group Primary Care physician Lucas Couch, D.O., discusses the importance of the flu vaccine.
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The flu is a contagious illness caused by flu viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. EVERYONE is at risk for getting the flu! The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each year. The flu season can last into the spring, so getting your flu shot after October 1 gives you the best protection for the whole season.
Each month we set the facts straight regarding a popular health and wellness myth.
This month’s misconception: Sun protection practices
Today is the first day of summer and, for many, it’s a season filled with outdoor activities. Whether you’re heading to the shore or staying close to home, sun protection is vital for outdoor summer fun. This month, we’re clarifying four sun protection myths: