The Spread of the Flu in Senior Communities

It’s a widely known fact that adults over the age of 65 are at a much higher risk for serious complications related to the flu. If just one person in a senior community gets sick, the flu can rapidly spread through the whole group, causing untold illnesses and even deaths. There are ways to protect […]

DispatchHealth’s Traveling Flu Crew Helps Fight the Flu At Home

Last year’s influenza outbreak was not only severe, but drawn out. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 21-week season, from October – May, was the longest in 10 years. Additionally, more than 600,000 people sought treatment for the flu in emergency rooms despite the CDC advising against it. As people […]

3 Immediate Steps to Take When Your Child has Flu Symptoms

With flu season right around the corner, it’s time to schedule your children for their flu shot and reminding them of the importance of hand washing. But no matter how proactive you may be, it’s still possible that your little one will come down with the flu. After all, this is a highly contagious disease. […]

A House Call for Seniors with Flu Symptoms

For a young and healthy person, symptoms of the flu might mean no more than calling out sick from work and spending a few days in bed. For seniors though, the flu is serious business. It may lead to dangerous complications, and possibly even death. So when symptoms appear, it’s a good idea to take […]