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Flu Fallacies & Getting Flu-Ready

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: In the same way someone might prepare for hurricane season, you should also prepare for flu season so you are “flu-ready."
Air Date: 12/2/15
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Ken Redcross, MD
Ken-RedcrossKen Redcross, MD, is founder of Redcross Concierge, a personalized medical practice designed to enhance the patient-doctor relationship while providing convenient access to a full spectrum of healthcare services and holistic and wellness counseling. As one of the first full-service concierge, personalized medical practices in the United States, Redcross’s patient portfolio includes C-level business executives, athletes and professionals in the entertainment industry, as well as individuals from all walks and stages of life including college students, young professionals, busy parents and retirees. His focus on developing the patient-doctor bond is a unique characteristic of his concierge services that allows for a more strategic and customized approach to each patient’s healthcare plan.

With extensive on-camera experience with major national television shows including The Doctors, The Insider and E! Entertainment Television, Redcross frequently shares his expertise in managing everyday health challenges to a broad audience. He has also authored numerous consumer-focused health articles for MSN Latino and Everyday Health.

Redcross earned his medical degree from the prestigious Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, specializing in internal medicine. During his training, he participated in fellowships in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, to fulfill his passion in serving the under-served while enhancing his medical fluency in Spanish. After completing his residency, Redcross co-founded and served as president of Medi-Stop, an urgent care, walk-in clinic in California, treating minor medical ailments. He is based in New York, but travels across the country as his concierge practice requires.
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Flu Fallacies & Getting Flu-Ready
Flu season is here.

Dr. Ken Redcross says that in the same way someone might prepare for hurricane season, you should also prepare for flu season so you are “flu-ready” this year.

Dr. Redcross is the founder of Redcross Concierge, a personalized medical practice designed to enhance the patient-doctor relationship while providing convenient access to a full spectrum of healthcare services and holistic and wellness counseling. 

If you wait even two days after experiencing the first signs of flu-like symptoms to see a doctor, you can dramatically delay recovery time for an extra two or three weeks.

In this segment, Dr. Redcross shares the seven common flu symptoms to be on alert for this season and how to get flu-ready with his ultimate flu survival pack. These scientifically-studied flu fighters (probiotics, Oscillo, chicken soup and zinc lozenges) are items you should keep in stock and on hand for everyone in the household, because they can help you recover from the cold and flu quicker if taken within 48 hours of the first signs of symptoms (whether you have gotten your flu shot or not).

Dr. Redcross also dispels flu shot fallacies that abound this time of year and gives you the straight facts you need to get prepared this flu season.

Listen in for everything you need to know about the flu this season and for years to come.
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