For months the question has been whether we could gear up production of vaccine for the H1N1 flu virus -- formerly swine flu -- fast enough. Now that the first doses have reached some distribution centers this week, we have the answer to that question. This answer leads to the next question that we all have to face. Should we get the vaccine? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, says that people "at increased risk of severe illness" most need the H1N1 vaccine. One of these groups includes people with diabetes. This makes sense. Those of us who have diabetes can get very sick and may even have to go to a hospital. Our impaired immune system makes us more vulnerable to getting a bad case of the flu. Just getting sick can raise our blood glucose level. Then, it can stop us from eating right, and that further affects our blood glucose. In addition, most people who have diabetes are overweight. And weight itself can be part of the problem. People who have a body ma...
Flu and exercise; Colds and exercise
Can exercise help you avoid colds and flus?
Exercise helps the disease-fighting white blood cells in the body move from the organs into the bloodstream.
Overall, you can improve your immune system by eating a proper diet, getting enough rest, reducing stress, and exercising regularly. This will decrease your chances of getting a cold or the flu.
Even if studies find that exercise doesn't prevent colds or the flu, exercise is good for overall health.
Definition The HiB vaccine (immunization) prevents childhood Haemophilus influenzae B infections, which can cause severe and potentially deady illnesses that affect the brain, lungs, and bones or joints. Alternative Names Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) vaccine; Vaccine - Hib; Haemophilus influenzae B conjugate vaccine Information WHO SHOULD GET THIS VACCINE The Hib vaccine is one of the recommended childhood immunizations. Generally, states require proof that a child has received the vaccine prior to entry into daycare or preschool. The Hib vaccine should not be given to children younger than 6 weeks of age. Infants and toddlers should receive four total doses of the HiB vaccine. One dose should be given at each of the following ages: 2 months 4 months 6 months 12-15 months Children over 5 years of age and adults do not need to receive immunization for Haemophilus influenzae type b unless they have certain medical conditions, including HIV, sickle cell disease, and some others. Ask your docto...
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