Consider flu shot now if traveling for Thanksgiving - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Consider flu shot now if traveling for Thanksgiving

Posted: Updated:
  • HealthMore>>

  • People seek out health info when famous person dies

    People seek out health info when famous person dies

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The deaths of well-known people offer an opportunity to educate the general public about disease detection and prevention, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 1,400 American men and women after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011 and learned that more than one-third of them sought information about his cause of death or information about cancer in general soon after his death was reported. About 7 percent of th...More >>
    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The deaths of well-known people offer an opportunity to educate the general public about disease detection and prevention, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 1,400 American men and women after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011 and learned that more than one-third of them sought information about his cause of death or information about cancer in general soon after his death was reported. About 7 percent of th...More >>
  • A little wine might help kidneys stay healthy

    A little wine might help kidneys stay healthy

    An occasional glass of wine might help keep your kidneys healthy, new research suggests.More >>
    An occasional glass of wine might help keep your kidneys healthy, new research suggests.More >>
  • Mental illness not a driving force behind crime

    Mental illness not a driving force behind crime

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Less than 10 percent of crimes committed by mentally ill people are directly linked to the symptoms of their disorders, a new study shows. "When we hear about crimes committed by people with mental illness, they tend to be big headline-making crimes, so they get stuck in people's heads," said study author Jillian Peterson, a psychology professor at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minn. "The vast majority of people with mental illness a...More >>
    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Less than 10 percent of crimes committed by mentally ill people are directly linked to the symptoms of their disorders, a new study shows. "When we hear about crimes committed by people with mental illness, they tend to be big headline-making crimes, so they get stuck in people's heads," said study author Jillian Peterson, a psychology professor at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minn. "The vast majority of people with mental illness a...More >>
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Those who are traveling for Thanksgiving this year may want to get a flu vaccine now.

Whether you're flying, driving or just having company over, you will likely run into someone who's feeling under the weather.

And when it comes to protecting yourself, here's something you may not know. It takes about two weeks for the flu vaccine to kick in, so keep in mind Thanksgiving is two weeks from Thursday.

We talked with a doctor at Tri-Star Centennial Women's and Children's Hospital, who recommends getting the shot early so your body is ready to fight off sickness.

"So if you're going on a plane, you're traveling around, you're going to be exposed to lots of people who may be sick or are in the very beginning stages of their sickness and don't even know they are contagious, so it's very important to get those vaccines prior to your holiday travel," said Dr. Deanna Bell.

Copyright 2013 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow