As winter approaches, it’s time to begin thinking about getting your flu vaccine. As you know, I am not a big fan of medical interventions but the flu vaccine is one of those interventions that provide great benefit with little risk. I recommend that all my patients get a flu...Read more
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What’s All the Fuss About This Year’s Flu Season?
A recent article in the SF Chronicle Health Section reads: “H1N1 flu strain has returned with a vengeance”. Indeed, the most recent CDC Health Alert “H1N1-Associated Illnesses for the 2013-14 Influenza Season” did set off alarm bells throughout the medical community given that the 2009 H1N1 strain seems to have returned...Read more