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Depression and Heart Disease

Flu cases, severity on the rise in Mass.


JUST GETTING STARTED. CASES ARE ALREADY UP OVER LAST YEAR, AND AS WE’VE SEEN, THE CURRENT STRAINS ARE NOTHING TO MESS AROUND WITH FLU CASES ARE ON THE RISE IN MASSACHUSETTS. SO IS THE SEVERITY IN SOME CASES, AND EXPERTS SAY WE AREN’T EVEN CLOSE TO HITTING PEAK FLU SEASON YET. THE MESSAGE TONIGHT, IF YOU HAVENT GOTTEN A FLU SHOT YET, GET ONE. EVEN IF YOU GET THE FLU, IT WILL SIGNIFICANTLY LESSEN THE SEVERITY AND DURATION, AND IF YOU’RE ALREADY NOT FEELING WELL, DON’T BE AFRAID TO SEEK MEDICAL HELP. THE YOU ARE WORRIED IN ANY WAY, WE ARE ALWAYS OPEN. THERE’S URGENT CARE CENTERS AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. THAT IS WHAT OUR JOB IS TO, TO FIGURE OUT IF IT IS SOMETHING LIFE-THREATENING. REPORTER LOCAL PHARMACIES TOLD US THAT THEY HAVE RE-STOCKED SUPPLIES OF TAMIFL PHYSICIANS RECOMMEND THAT ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS, BUT ARE NOW PRESCRIBING IT EVEN AS F PREVENTION FOR SOME HIGH RISK PATIENTS WHO HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO THE FLU. IT REALLY ONLY WORKS IF YOU TAKE IT IN THE FIRST 48 HOURS, BUT THERE’S DEFINITELY CERTA POPULATIONS THAT ARE HIGHER RISK. VERY YOUNG, OLD, ANYONE WITH HEART ISSUES OR LUNG ISSUES, AND ESPECIALLY PREGNANT WOMEN AS WELL. REPORTER: THE BOTTOM LINE, IF YOU HAVE FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS, DON’T SELF DIAGNOSE.

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