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2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Information For Pregnant Women

October 15th, 2009 No Comments » In Women's Health, by admin

The following link from the CDC is to provide pregnant women with valuable information about  the H1N1 (Swine Flu) Vaccine.

http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/providers_qa.htm

 

Swine Flu (H1N1) Symptoms

October 14th, 2009 No Comments » In Women's Health, by admin

For adults, teens, and kids aged 3 to 12, the most worrisome symptoms are:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
For children younger than 2, the most worrisome symptoms are:
  • Very rapid breathing
  • Not interacting normally, not eating or drinking normally, being unusually irritable, or appearing unusually sleepy
  • High fever and rash
  • A bluish color of the lips and skin
The 43-page Special Health Report, Swine flu: How to understand your risk and protect your health, answers questions such as:
  • What is an influenza virus, and how does it cause infection?
  • What is swine flu, and what is a pandemic?
  • What are the symptoms of swine flu, and how are they different from ordinary flu symptoms?
  • How serious and contagious could the swine flu epidemic be?
  • What has happened in past pandemics?
  • Is a vaccine available?
  • How is swine flu treated?
  • What can I do to protect myself and my family?
  • How can businesses prepare for a swine flu pandemic?
Reprinted from Swine flu: How to understand your risk and protect your health, a Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School, © 2009 by Harvard University. All rights reserved.

Vitamin D and H1N1 Swine Flu

September 22nd, 2009 No Comments » In Women's Health, by admin

Studies have shown that Vitamin D “the sunshine vitamin” protects against a variety of inflammatory conditions including heart disease, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.  According to scientists at Wisconsin University the H1N1 Swine Flu causes more inflammation than the seasonal flu. That’s why the cold and flu season peaks in the winter because there is a lack of sunlight, meaning a lack of Vitamin D in our bodies. Ask your health care provider for more information on Vitamin D deficiency.

2009 H1N1 Flu

September 22nd, 2009 No Comments » In Women's Health, by admin

What is 2009 H1N1 (swine flu)?
2009 H1N1 (referred to as “swine flu” early on) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. This virus is spreading from person-to-person worldwide, probably in much the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread. On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) signaled that a pandemic of 2009 H1N1 flu was underway. (more…)

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