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  • Even though this year's flu shot isn't as effective, vaccination still urged

    Even though this year's flu shot isn't as effective, vaccination still urged
    A new strain of the influenza virus is causing some concern among health officials. The national Centers for Disease Control has reported the flu is widespread in more than 20 states, including Pennsylvania.
  • Tamiflu hard to find this flu season

    Tamiflu hard to find this flu season
    Forget "Frozen" dolls and Minecraft gear. This year's hot holiday item has been Tamiflu. And just like desperate parents scrambling to find toys on Christmas Eve, area patients have had to shop around to find the antiviral drug. The medication can't...

    Notes and notables

    Squash that bug Here we are again, battling a statewide flu bug. The Virginia Department of Health reports a sharp spike in flu-related illnesses, particularly in Northern Virginia and in the Eastern Region where we live. It's "widespread," according to...

    Two pediatric flu-related deaths reported in Virginia's Eastern Region

    Two pediatric flu-related deaths reported in Virginia's Eastern Region
    Two children in Virginia have died from flu-related illnesses. "Both deaths occurred in preschool-aged children in the Eastern Region," Maribeth Brewster, spokeswoman for the Virginia Department of Health, confirmed Tuesday. This follows the report of...

    Flu prevention — just do it

    Flu prevention — just do it
    Last week the flu invaded my house. It wasn't pretty. We're talking sneezing, coughing, vomiting children with fevers for the better part of four days. Add to that, cranky and worn out. That was me, not the kids. My little ones were too tired to...