Lady Docs Corner Cafe Blog

Pamela Prindle, R.N., BSN, CNOR

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What’s New with Flu (2017-18)

September 21, 2017

The autumn months bring temperature changes and remind us of the influenza (flu) season that will occur soon.  Influenza is a highly infectious virus that causes 20,000 preventable deaths and 200,000 hospitalizations annually. The seemingly low protection (45%) of last year’s flu vaccine spells uncertainty for most of us when deciding to vaccinate for flu…

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Vaccinate for Vacations!

June 15, 2016

As the days get longer and schools let out, the summer travel season is heating up.  If you are traveling internationally, be sure to get all the appropriate shots to protect yourself from preventable infections.  As a first step, everyone should be up to date on the routine vaccines.  The following should be up to…

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What’s New with Flu 2015-16?

November 21, 2015

What’s New with Flu (2015-2016) Once again it is time to have the discussion about the importance of the annual flu vaccine.  As we all know, influenza is a highly contagious viral illness which can land people in the hospital and kills many each year. Add to that, the failure of last year’s vaccine and…

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Get Ready for the Summer Travel Season!

June 4, 2015

As a travel medicine nurse for Foxhall Immunizations I consult with patients daily on what recommendations there are for traveling abroad.  Research shows us that less than half of the world’s travelers actually seek travel advice. Ideally, a traveler should seek advice 4-6 weeks prior to traveling but the realistic time tends to be 2…

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What’s New with Flu (2013-2014) Vaccine?

September 24, 2013

You’re probably more aware than you care to be that influenza is a highly infectious viral illness.  It causes moderate to severe illness in all age groups around the world.   Common symptoms of the flu include fever, body aches, fatigue, cough, sore throat and congestion.  In recent years, averages of 20,000 preventable deaths and 200,000…

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