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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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Healthpointe Medical Southern California

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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Traveling with Diabetes

Traveling with Diabetes

Summer has arrived, and so has the time for Travel Physicals. For some, summer also means traveling. Traveling with diabetes requires some advance planning depending on where you are going and what you are doing. Here are some good travel tips for...
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Summer Allergies

Summer Cold or Allergies?

According to ENT specialists, when you come across anything that you are allergic to such as pollen, dust mites, animal dander, foods, or drugs, your body considers the allergen as an “invader” and reacts by releasing chemicals like histamines...
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