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Show 76 - Nurse Vicky Ruffing Tells Us All About the Flu

Seth chats with the Nurse Manager of Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center to learn how arthritics can protect themselves this flu season.

Highlights

  • arthritis patients have suppressed immune systems due to their arthritis and their medications
  • all should get both the seasonal flu and H1N1 "Swine flu" vaccines
  • all immunosuppressed patients should take vaccines as injections (with a dead virus), NOT the inhalant mist (with a live virus) -- which can make them sick

 

More Info

Read Vicky's bio and/or contact her by visiting:

www.rns-network.org/about/vicky-ruffing.html