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  • Mayo: Panic over Ebola, but not deadly flu or measles

    Mayo: Panic over Ebola, but not deadly flu or measles
    Every once in a while, I read something by another columnist, slap my head and say, "Brilliant -- why didn't I think of that?" I had that reaction today when I saw the latest offering from my Miami Herald counterpart, metro columnist Fred Grimm. Grimm...
  • Free $10 gift card with flu shot at Winn-Dixie pharmacy

    Free $10 gift card with flu shot at Winn-Dixie pharmacy
    Get a free $10 gift card or save on gas with a flu shot at Winn-Dixie pharmacies. Get the shot and choose between the free gift card or Fuelperks! members can elect to receive a 50 cents off per gallon of gas reward through Tuesday, Feb. 3....
  • Avian flu detected at Central Valley farm

    Avian flu has been detected among a flock of turkeys at a Central Valley ranch operated by Foster Farms, authorities said. The influenza virus was found at one of the company's facilities in Stanislaus County. In a statement, the company said no...
  • Be alert to pneumonia this winter

    Pneumonia is sneaky. Although people with pneumonia occasionally have the classic signs--fever, flushed cheeks, rattling lungs, and discolored (green-brown) mucus--pneumonia is more likely to produce symptoms common to scores of other maladies. Because it...
  • Flu, other bugs hit Lehigh Valley hard

    Flu, other bugs hit Lehigh Valley hard
    The flu's rampage through the Lehigh Valley has entered its fourth week with little sign of abating any time soon. "We're probably going to see a fair amount of flu for the next few weeks," warned Dr. Jeffrey Jahre, St. Luke's University Health Network'...
  • Flu is hitting Maryland earlier and harder

    Flu is hitting Maryland earlier and harder
    The flu season is off to an earlier and stronger start, sending 2,300 people to the hospital with influenza-like symptoms in Maryland, accounting for about 4.9 percent of all emergency department visits, according to state data collected from some...
  • Blame Disneyland measles outbreak on anti-science stubbornness

    Blame Disneyland measles outbreak on anti-science stubbornness
    The most recent outbreak of measles, set off by an unvaccinated visitor to Disneyland, may be contained before it spreads too far. With luck, there will be no deaths or serious, long-lasting complications. But it has already sickened more than 30 people...
  • Commentary: Uptick in flu shots is fortunate byproduct of Ebola scare

    Thank you, Ebola. I never thought I'd feel gratitude toward a fatal, contagious disease, but the public panic about Ebola in the fall had the unexpected side effect of increasing demand for the flu vaccine. The flu shot doesn't protect against Ebola;...
  • Consumer Reports: The Best Health Advice Ever

    Health care professionals are always telling us what we should do to take better care of ourselves. But have you ever wondered what they actually do to stay healthy? ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports, reached out...
  • Child sense: Sickness and the senses

    Child sense: Sickness and the senses
    The festive season is over and it’s not uncommon after all the excitement and the colder weather for colds and flu to raise its ugly head. Each dominant sense is affected differently by illness simply because of its own personal focus and what is...
  • Health department giving free flu shots

    Health department giving free flu shots
    If you haven't gotten your flu shot yet, here's another opportunity: The health department in Orange County is giving free flu shots Friday, Jan. 9, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Renaissance Senior Center (3800 South Econlockhatchee Trail.) All you need...