The Facts About Flu Shots

The flu might be the last thing you want to think about during the summer. However, with summer winding down and flu season approaching, it may be time to start thinking about protection. An estimated 70-85% of seasonal flu-related deaths occur in people ages sixty-five and older (Centers for Disease Control, 2023). LECOM Health is…

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Alzheimer's Kaleidoscope | LECOM Institute

Alzheimer’s Kaleidoscope -A Commentary Melanie R. Titzel, Ph.D.

I have a kaleidoscopic view of Alzheimer’s disease with many colors and views changes. My colorful experience reflects various roles I’ve held, including care partner, researcher, senior living administrator, Educator, and volunteer. I have directly and personally witnessed many changes in the delivery of Alzheimer’s services and education over the last thirty years. I have…

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Importance of the Flu Vaccine This Season | LECOM Institute

Importance of the Flu Vaccine This Season

The flu burden Influenza (Flu) is a common but deadly seasonal illness. Each year, the flu results in over 12,000 deaths and 140,000 hospitalizations. The elderly population and those with chronic conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease, are at the highest risk of suffering from severe flu cases. The worst flu season over…

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