Posts made in October, 2014

Allergy Testing: Allervision

Posted by on Oct 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Allergy symptoms go way beyond sneezing, watery eyes and runny nose; they include rashes, chronic colds, sinus infections, headaches, fatigue, joint pain, asthma, and more. The cause of your misery could be pets, dust, mold, or pollen from trees, plants and weeds. But there’s good news! Allervision offers allergy relief that’s easy, pain-free and long lasting because it addresses the cause of allergies, not just the symptoms! It’s immunotherapy and if it’s right for you, a few drops each day could keep your allergies away.  Just give us a call or stop by if you have any more questions. Here’s a video you can watch to learn more about...

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Reduce Risks of Cancer

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 in Healthy Habits, Nutrition, Vaccinations | 0 comments

We all know that smoking is the number one cause of cancer. However, there are other ways studies have shown that can reduce the risk of cancer. 1. Check for radon levels before buying your new home 2. Avoid tanning beds 3. Breastfeeding 4. HPV vaccination 5. Maintain a healthy body weight To read more about reducing risks of cancer, click here.

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Seaonal Flu Shot

Posted by on Oct 4, 2014 in Flu, flu shot, Vaccinations | 0 comments

Seaonal Flu Shot

Get your flu shot today at ASAP Wellness Center!   What is the flu shot? The flu shot is a vaccine given with a needle, usually in the arm. The seasonal flu shot protects against the three or four influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season Who should get vaccinated this season? Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season. This recommendation has been in place since February 24, 2010 when CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted for “universal” flu vaccination in the United States to expand protection against the flu to more people. Vaccination to prevent influenza is particularly important for people who are at high risk of serious complications from influenza. Who should not get a flu shot? Different flu vaccines are approved for use in different groups of people. Factors that can determine a person’s suitability for vaccination, or vaccination with a particular vaccine, include a person’s age, health (current and past) and any relevant allergies, including an egg allergy. Flu Shot: People who cannot get a flu shot People who should talk to their doctor before getting the flu shot Nasal Spray Vaccine: People who cannot get a nasal spray vaccine People who should talk to their doctor before getting the nasal spray vaccine   How effective is the flu shot? The ability of a flu vaccine to protect a person depends on the age and health status of the person getting the vaccine, and the similarity or “match” between the viruses or virus in the vaccine and those in circulation. For more information, see Vaccine Effectiveness – How well does the Flu Vaccine Work. What are the risks from getting a flu shot? You cannot get the flu from a flu shot. The risk of a flu shot causing serious harm or death is extremely small. However, a vaccine, like any medicine, may rarely cause serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. Almost all people who get influenza vaccine have no serious problems from it. What are the side effects that could occur? Soreness, redness, or swelling where the shot was given Fever (low grade) Aches The intradermal flu shot may cause other additional mild side effects including: Toughness and itching where the shot was given If these problems occur, they begin soon after the shot and usually last one to two days. Can severe problems occur? Life-threatening allergic reactions are very rare. Signs of serious allergic reaction can include breathing problems, hoarseness or wheezing, hives, paleness, weakness, a fast heartbeat, or dizziness. If they do occur, it is within a few minutes to a few hours after the shot. These reactions are more likely to occur among persons with a severe allergy to eggs, because the viruses used in most influenza vaccines are grown in hens’ eggs. While severe reactions are uncommon, you should let your doctor, nurse, clinic, or pharmacist know if you have a history of allergy or severe reaction to flu vaccine or any part of flu vaccine, including eggs. There is a small possibility that influenza vaccine could be associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome, no more than 1 or 2 cases per million people vaccinated. This is much lower than the risk of severe complications from flu, which can be prevented by flu vaccine. What should I do if I have had a serious reaction to seasonal influenza vaccine? Call a doctor, or get to a doctor right away. Tell your doctor what happened, the date and time it happened, and when you got the flu shot. Ask your doctor, nurse,...

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