Health Topic of the Month
Staying Healthy During Flu Season
While the exact timing of flu season varies every year, flu season in New England generally begins in the fall and lasts through the winter. Some individuals are more at risk for catching the flu than others. However, there are ways that you can prevent yourself or your loved ones from catching the flu this season. We spoke with Connie Schmidt, Infection Prevention & Control Manager at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, to get her advice on staying healthy this flu season.
Is Your Discomfort Caused by a Cold or Chronic Sinusitis?
Have you experienced a sore throat, cough, or sneezing? If so, you may be suffering from a common cold. Chronic sinusitis, however, is a serious condition and is oftentimes mistaken by patients as a common cold. Symptoms for this include stuffy nose, sinus pain, fatigue and reduced sense of smell and taste.
We spoke with Dr. Anit Patel, otolaryngologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, to find out more about chronic sinusitis and the treat-ments available to help relieve your sinus symptoms.