It’s not over yet- and if current trends continue, this year’s flu epidemic might be one of the worst in decades. Current data suggest that older individuals- really anyone over the age of 50- are being hit the hardest this year, and that it’s likely we are only about halfway through this year’s flu. Check out the data from this NPR report Here. And if you haven’t yet been vaccinated, it still makes sense to do so, given the risks from the flu virus and secondary complications that can result in older individuals. To read about some of the science behind this year’s serious flu, Read Here. One newly confirmed risk for those who fall so ill that they seek out medical care and receive laboratory confirmation of the diagnosis: Increased risk of heart attack. Read about the surprising link between flu and heart health Here and Here. Finally, as a reminder of the value of a good chicken soup recipe in helping you overcome the symptoms of flu, take out your measuring spoons and check out these soup recipes Here.