February 06, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

ampicillin

What is ampicillin? Ampicillin is an antibiotic used for treating bacterial infections. Is ampicillin available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription for ampicillin? Yes Why is ampicillin prescribed to patients? Ampicillin is used for treating infections of the middle ear, sinuses, stomach and intestines, bladder, and

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February 03, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Flu Shot May Curb Respiratory Infections in People With Heart Failure

Latest Cold and Flu News THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Flu and pneumonia vaccines may reduce heart failure patients’ risk of dangerous respiratory infections, a new review suggests. More than 5 million Americans have heart failure, when the heart is too weak to pump enough blood to meet

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January 31, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Strep Throat Symptoms

Common symptoms of strep throat Strep throat is a common bacterial infection. Symptoms of strep throat include severe throat pain, fever, swollen glands in the neck, a bright red throat, and white or yellow patches on the back of the throat. It is usually NOT accompanied by cough or sneezing.

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January 30, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Flu Hospitalizations, Deaths Increasing: CDC

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Although this year’s flu season appears to be an average one so far, more hospitalizations are being reported and deaths are increasing, federal health officials reported Friday. And it will be several weeks before

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January 23, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Flu Cases Starting to Spread: CDC

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Flu activity continues to rise across the United States and there’s been a slight uptick in the number of deaths in the last week, federal health officials reported Friday. The U.S. Centers for Disease

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January 23, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Best Ways to Steer Clear of the Flu

Latest Cold and Flu News SATURDAY, Jan. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The best way for people to protect themselves from the flu is to get vaccinated — and it’s not too late to get a shot, an infectious diseases expert says. The flu vaccine also protects those who aren’t

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