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Key Facts about Seasonal Flu Vaccine

Date: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently.

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm


Flu Videos

Date: Friday, November 21st, 2014

For an actual example of how to stay healthy during flu season, watch these short and informative videos.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/004-natural/flu-vidoes.php

 


Avoid the Flu at School and Work

Date: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Stay healthy at work and school this flu season by practicing these flu-fighting techniques.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/employee/pdf/2010-flu-revised/fact-sheets-activities/fact-sheets/Avoid-Flu.pdf

 


TexasFlu.org

Date: Thursday, November 13th, 2014

The Texas Department of State Health Services provides TexasFlu.org, where individuals can find answers to their flu-related questions. Beat the cough this year!

http://www.texasflu.org/

 


Flu Season Preparedness Supplies

Date: Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Use this list to build a supply of at least 2-weeks’ worth of flu-fighting essentials to help your family weather this year’s flu season.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/employee/pdf/2010-flu-revised/fact-sheets-activities/fact-sheets/Flu-Supplies.pdf

 


The Flu: A Guide for Parents

Date: Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

This time of year, everyone seems to be sniffing and coughing. To keep your little ones safe, parents should be well informed on the flu Influenza.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/004-natural/pdfs/parents-guide-for-flu.pdf

 


NOAA Winter Weather Outlook

Date: Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Get acquainted with the National Weather Service Winter Weather Outlook website now so that you know how to navigate when the time of need arises!

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/winter/index.shtml

 


Winter Storms: Safety Tips for Heating Your Home

Date: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Severe winter storms can cause power outages for days, or even weeks, at a time. Now is the best time to consider alternate sources to heat your home.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/011-disaster-by-stage/pdfs/prepare/winter-storms-heating-homes.pdf

 


Winter Storms: Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes

Date: Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Southern homeowners should give special attention to exposed water pipes during the winter months because of the lack of insulation surrounding them. Find related tips here!

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/011-disaster-by-stage/pdfs/prepare/winter-storms-frozen-pipes.pdf

 


Don’t Get Caught in the Cold

Date: Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Whether you are outside, in a vehicle, or inside of a building or home during a winter storm, there are precautions that should be taken to ensure your health and safety.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/011-disaster-by-stage/pdfs/prepare/Dont-Get-Caught-out-in-the-Cold.pdf