Health & Wellness
In order to be as healthy as you can be, you need accurate information about health and wellness. This section can help you find the resources you need - no matter your age, current activity level, or health status.
Monthly Health Topic: The 411 on the seasonal flu
Influenza, also called the flu, is a viral infection that causes body aches, a fever, a dry cough, a headache, fatigue, and a sore or dry throat. Flu symptoms usually come on quickly and are worse than a cold, and it may take 1 to 2 weeks or longer to completely recover. Most flu outbreaks happen in late fall and winter. A yearly flu vaccine, available before and during flu season, can help prevent the flu. You can also reduce your risk for the flu by washing your hands often, getting regular exercise, and keeping your hands away from your nose, eyes, and mouth. To help you understand the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of the seasonal flu, here's a resource full of information: Seasonal Flu Topic Overview.