Health and Beauty
Learn how to beat the flu this year, plus more health, beauty and fitness tips from "Have You Heard?"
Health & Beauty By Julie Jacobs I N S I G H T I N TO What to Know About This Year's Flu Get the Word Out! Let Us List Your Events in Influenza ith every fall and winter comes the threat of ﬂu. But with strains changing from year to year, it's worth staying upto-date on how to avoid getting the dreaded "bug," and how to treat it if you do. Flu season typically runs from October through early spring. In 2009, the H1N1 virus (commonly called swine ﬂu) reached pandemic proportions. While the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have since downgraded H1N1, it still is considered a dominant strain for 2010-2011 in the northern hemisphere. It joins Inﬂuenza A (H3N2) and Inﬂuenza B, both nonpandemic strains. W VICINITY MAGAZINE February 2011 Calendar & Ad Deadline: 01/08/11 In Homes: 01/31/11 E-mail Your Submissions to: calendar@VicinityMediaGroup.com Stopping Flu Neigel Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Staying in good health is among the best preventive measures, because your immunity will be stronger. Beyond this, experts recommend washing your hands often and refraining from touching or rubbing your eyes, nose and mouth with your ﬁngers, which may have picked up germs. Additionally, avoid contact with sick people. Tomorrow's Cosmetic Surgery Today Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery • S-Lift (Mini Facelift) FX Laser for skin resurfacing & tightening Get 50% OFF a Spa Service of your choice* * Offer expires 1/31/11. Limit one per customer. Flu Fact or Fiction FICTION: Flu can be caused by cold weather. FACT: There is no medical link between being outside in winter and contracting ﬂu. FICTION: Flu can be treated with antibiotics. FACT: Flu is a virus, and antibiotics only ﬁght bacterial infections. FICTION: You can only have ﬂu once during the ﬂu season. FACT: Because there are several ﬂu strains every year, you can get sick from each of the different strains. FICTION: You can catch ﬂu from the vaccine. FACT: Experts say it is impossible, because the shot contains dead virus and the nasal vaccine extracts the parts of the virus that make you ill. FICTION: It's not worth getting vaccinated after November. FACT: While it's true that it's best to get the vaccine early in the ﬂu season, the CDC says that doing so in December or later will still protect you. Specializing in pelleve' a non-invasive wrinkle treatment Botox – Juvederm • Dysport – Restylane Sculptra Neigel Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery 101 Old Short Hills Road, Ste 204 West Orange, NJ 973-325-7779 www.eyelid.com Follow us on Facebook & Twitter 42 Vicinity MAGAZinE Winter 2010
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