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884 Fighting Flu

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Flu season got an early start this year, and public health officials are urging everyone to get vaccinated. But just how good is the evidence on the effectiveness of the flu shot?
One way to reduce your risk of colds or flu is to wash your hands frequently after touching door knobs, gas pumps, elevator buttons and other items that may carry virus. The downside from frequent hand washing may be dry hands or even painfully cracked fingertips. What home remedies can help?
We welcome listener questions and stories about their handy home remedies for many common conditions.
Health news this week includes a wonderful story in the BMJ about a beagle who can sniff out C diff with surprising accuracy. Watch the video!
Guest: Tom Jefferson, MD, is Coordinator of the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group.
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About the Author
Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist who has dedicated his career to making drug information understandable to consumers. His best-selling book, The People’s Pharmacy, was published in 1976 and led to a syndicated newspaper column, syndicated public radio show and web site. In 2006, Long Island University awarded him an honorary doctorate as “one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer.”.
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