Decoding the Symptoms: Common Colds vs. Allergies

Decoding the Symptoms: Common Colds vs. Allergies

By: Val Jones, M.D.

It’s that time of the year again. Pollen levels around the country are rapidly increasing at the same time that some of my patients are catching cold viruses at the tail-end of winter. How can you tell if your runny nose and watery eyes are a result of allergies or a cold virus? Sometimes it’s […]

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Decoding the Symptoms: Influenza

By: Val Jones, M.D.

What causes the flu? Every year, 5 to 20% of Americans become sick with the flu. This illness is caused by a highly contagious family of influenza (“flu”) viruses that live in human respiratory droplets and are transmitted from person to person through the air and on surfaces that have been touched by individuals with […]

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Prepping My Patients For Cold And Flu Season

Prepping My Patients For Cold And Flu Season

By: Val Jones, M.D.

Colds and flu: what’s the difference? Many of my patients are not sure how to tell the difference between a cold and the flu. Their confusion is understandable since colds and flu share some (but not all) of the same symptoms. Here’s how I describe how to tell if you are infected with a cold […]

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