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One Healthy Boston is a community resource created for you by South Shore Health and WCVB Channel 5.

Featuring medical experts from South Shore Health, One Healthy Boston provides content that gives a deeper understanding of nutrition, wellness, innovations, fitness, and other health subjects that matter to you. One Healthy Boston makes it easy for you to access credible information and the medical experts that will help you take charge of your health and empower you to stay healthy and fit for years to come.

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The Flu

It’s that time of year again. Someone in the office starts sniffling and before you know it, flu season is here in full force. What does effective prevention look like? How can you know whether or not your symptoms require emergency care? Do you really need to get a flu shot? Get answers to these questions as well as tips for fighting back against this flu season from South Shore Health.

Fighting Back During Flu Season

By Todd Ellerin, MD

Fighting the virus involves being proactive about prevention, adopting consistent hygiene habits, and doing all we can to limit the spread of the virus.

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Do You Really Have to Get a Flu Shot?

By Cindy DeLuca, MSN, RN, CIC

The flu shot is without a doubt the most effective preventative measure for the flu.

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Severe Flu Symptoms: When to Seek Emergency Care

By Toni Eng, MD

Many of us are all-too-familiar with the aches, fevers and irritating cold-like symptoms that come with the flu, but when do these “typical” side effects ...

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A human cough can travel as fast as 50 mph.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention