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 […]

A Surprising Way to Catch Flu Symptoms Early

Another flu season has arrived and many people are wondering how to protect themselves and their loved ones from this sometimes deadly disease. While preparatory measures like the flu vaccine, routine hand washing, and other protective measures are certainly helpful, there is no certain way to avoid this extremely contagious virus. The good news is […]

Is it the Flu or Something More Serious?

Every year through the fall and winter we begin to hear of alarming numbers of people admitted to hospitals or even dead from the flu. But in reality, the worst of these cases are afflicted with not just the flu, but dangerous complications that have arisen from it. Common complications like sinus or ear infections […]

ERs are Overwhelmed with Flu Patients; House Calls can Help

The flu is no laughing matter. Last year’s flu season was one of the worst in recent memory, and some experts are predicting that this year will follow the same pattern. We know that the flu vaccine, while certainly helpful, is not a surefire way of avoiding illness. If you do have symptoms of the […]