All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘flu season’

Flu Shots Are Now Available, But Why Aren’t Americans Interested?

Yesterday marked the first official day of the Fall season. What you may not know is that something else significant began this week: Flu shots. That’s right, it’s the time of year when you roll up your sleeve and get that crucial shot meant to immunize you from nasty influenza. Despite the fact that flu shots are readily available at …

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Flu Shots: The Time To Get One Is NOW

As dropping temperatures and crazy weather stories increase, we must face the reality that winter weather is coming. While you may be preparing or have already prepared for the bad weather to come, you have let your guard down about more personal preparations. It’s getting close to flu season as well. Do you know when you and your family will …

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U.S. In The Thick Of Flu Season

As of Friday, January 10th the flu has spread across the nation with 35 states dealing with widespread influenza as reported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today. Deaths have spread as well, although it isn’t uncommon for people to die from the flu and average deaths have been seen anywhere between 3,000 and 49,000 a year, depending …

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Flu Symptoms Send Several To The Hospital

A flu epidemic is upon us and several people have already died from flu complications. While flu vaccinations are a great way to protect yourself from the illness, they do not protect against all strains and even if you do get an annual flu shot, there is still a chance you could get the flu. Many people recover from the …

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Cough Remedies to Help You Through the Holidays

It’s that time of year and we aren’t just talking about the holidays. It is now cold and flu season, which could certainly put a damper on any holiday festivities you have planned. If you do come down with a cold and need a cough remedy to keep you from hacking all over everyone’s Christmas dinner, check out some of …

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Flu Season is Picking Up in the U.S.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned that Influenza activity is increasing across most of the U.S. “Reports of influenza-like-illness (ILI) are nearing what have been peak levels during moderately severe seasons,” said Dr. Joe Bresee, the chief of epidemiology and prevention at the CDC’s influenza division. “While we can’t say for certain how severe this …

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Google Flu Trends Helps Hospitals Accurately Predict Influenza Cases

A new study from John Hopkins University shows that Google’s influenza oracle, Flu Trends, turns out to be a reliable way for hospitals to anticipate outbreaks or “seasons” of patients sick with the flu, possibly more reliable than using “outdated” government flu reports. Conducted over the course of a 21-month period, the researchers found a “strong correlation between a rise …

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