Posts Tagged ‘immune system’

Lymphedema Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

Lymphedema is a long-term condition where excess fluid collects in tissues causing swelling of the limbs(edema). It usually affects one of the arms or legs. In some cases, both arms or both legs can be affected. The lymphatic system is a part of your circulatory system and plays a key role in regulating immune function. This…

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Adult Vaccines: Protect Yourself Against Serious Illness

Adult vaccines, especially for seniors is an important part of a health regimen.  For example, The CDC (Centers For Disease Control) and flu experts recommend that just about everyone get a flu vaccination every year. Why? Each year’s vaccine is based on the three or four strains of influenza virus that are expected to be widespread…

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Vitamin C Facts To Help Boost Your Immune System

Vitamin C is an important vitamin to take daily in order to maintain your health. Your immune system needs vitamin C to work right. Here are several benefits of  taking it daily.       Vitamin C: Prevents Cell Damage Vitamin C helps you get rid of chemicals that damage your cells and DNA. It’s considered…

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Flu Season Continues With Mounting Hospitalizations, Deaths

Flu season in the United States is in its 10th week, but Centers For Disease Control (CDC) officials can’t say if it has peaked yet.”We aren’t out of the woods yet,” Anne Schuchat, MD, acting director of the CDC, said at a Friday morning briefing.Parents should be aware that the flu epidemic is taking a fatal toll on children:…

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