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About Kristin Minasian

Kristin is a content writer and medical reviewer for Healthpointe, where she creates pretty much anything – from press releases on new doctors to blog articles on the link between rock and roll and your health. When she is not punching keys at her computer, you can most certainly find her playing them at her piano! For more of Kristin, check out her articles on the Healthpointe blog.

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Facts About Constipation

Constipation affects approximately 2 percent of the U.S. population with women and the elderly being more commonly affected. While constipation is rarely serious, it can still be a cause for concern. What is constipation? Constipation occurs...
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Common Myths about the Flu

Myth: A flu vaccine can you give the flu. Fact: The flu vaccine cannot cause the flu illness. The viruses in the vaccine are either killed (flu shot) or weakened (nasal spray vaccine), which means that they cannot cause an infection. Myth: The...
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Heart Disease and Flu

Does having heart disease increase my risk of getting the flu? While everyone is at risk of getting the flu this upcoming flu season, having a heart disease makes it more difficult for you to fight off the viruses that cause the flu because your...
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Flu and Diabetes

Does having diabetes put me at higher risk for getting the flu? The flu is a viral infection of the respiratory system and muscles. While everyone is at risk of catching the flu this upcoming flu season, having diabetes can weaken your immune sy...
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Asthma and the Flu

Asthma and the Flu Having asthma does not increase your chances of getting the flu. However, if you have asthma, you should do all that you can to stay healthy because having asthma does increase your risk of flu-related complications. Any respira...
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