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ROSWELL, Ga. — The contours of flu season vary from year to year, but October usually stands as the month when the illness begins to make itself known. As a leading pediatric primary care clinic, Omega Pediatrics is committed to helping parents, their children, and others make it through the upcoming flu season safely and in great health. A new guide on the Omega Pediatrics website at www.omegapediatrics.com details everything parents will need to know to be ready for the 2016-2017 flu season, from who should get immunized to the most common symptoms of the sickness. By remaining open until 9 p.m. on weekdays, Omega Pediatrics helps working families stay healthier thanks to the benefits of continuous care, and the clinic’s new guide to the upcoming flu season is another reflection of the way it strives to go above and beyond the norms.
“Another flu season is once again upon us, and that has many parents wondering what to do to get ready,” said Omega Pediatrics Lead Physician Michael Nwaneri, M.D., “We’ve just published a new guide at our website that lays out everything people in the area will want to know. As always, it is impossible to predict beforehand just how severe a particular flu season will become, but being prepared is the best way of making sure that no unnecessary difficulty will result. From the CDC’s new recommendation that nasal-spray vaccines be avoided to all of the common symptoms, we’ve laid out the ABC’s of influenza for the 2016 to 2017 season in a helpful, useful form.”
The viruses that cause influenza tend to thrive in cooler, drier air, with one study showing that transmission rates among guinea pigs dropped steadily to zero as temperature and relative humidity were raised to 86 degrees Fahrenheit and 80 percent, respectively. Between their preference for the colder, drier air typical of winter and the annual interchange of genetic material they undergo as they travel around the word, influenza viruses pose the greatest threat each year over a period from around late October through March.
With another so-called “flu season” therefore on the horizon for Roswell, Alpharetta, and other cities in the area, the new Omega Pediatrics guide to the matter will make for interesting, useful reading for many. It delves into everything from the common symptoms of the flu, to ways of alleviating them, to the most current recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control.
The new guide is a reflection of Omega Pediatrics’ clinic-wide commitment to doing everything possible to help families in the area live healthier, happier lives. By providing up to 20 hours of extra after-hours care weekly compared to other clinics, Omega Pediatrics does away with the disjointed care that many have otherwise experienced as they were forced to head to local emergency rooms after normal hours. By offering multiple channels of access, including a secure online tele-medicine portal, Omega Pediatrics likewise makes it much easier and more convenient for families in the area to get the care they need. The new Omega Pediatrics guide to the 2016-2017 flu season is online now at www.omegapediatrics.com.
About Omega Pediatrics:
With a socially sensitive, access-oriented approach that includes the use of cutting-edge technology, Omega Pediatrics provides primary pediatric and whole-family care to residents of Roswell, Alpharetta, and other cities in the area.