It’s not always easy to distinguish between the common cold and the influenza virus. This year’s National Influenza Vaccination Week begins on Dec. 8, so now is the time to get informed before the flu season is in full swing!
Essentially, the flu and common cold are both respiratory illnesses caused by viruses. They also share similar symptoms such as fever, headaches and fatigue. However, because their treatments vary it is important to know how to differentiate the two. In this week’s Health Front Marja Martinez will be exploring the differences between the flu and the common cold and how to treat them.
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As a second storm in three days pushes east of the Rockies, severe and drenching storms will erupt across areas from the southern Plains to the Southeast to close out this weekend.
Despite Tuesday, March 20 marking the first day of spring, it certainly will not feel like it to those in the mid-Atlantic, where a quick-hitting snow event is expected.
Residents in the burn areas around Southern California are being put on alert for major mud flows and flooding as the start of spring is expected to coincide with the return of rain across the state.
Tropical Cyclone Marcus threatens Australia's Kimberley region with flooding rainfall into Monday.
Severe thunderstorms set to sweep through the Southeast from Monday to Tuesday will open the door for a new round of chilly air to invade the region.
A spell of unseasonable warmth in Germany will be replaced by arctic cold through Sunday as the “Beast from the East” returns.
Lives and property will be in severe danger across southeastern Madagascar as a potent tropical cyclone unloads torrential rain into Monday.