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  • Hampton Roads health systems lift flu mask advisory

    Hampton Roads health systems lift flu mask advisory
    In response to a rapid drop in flu activity recorded in the state in the last week of February, a Hampton Roads consortium of hospitals and emergency departments, lifted its masking recommendation on Friday. Since Dec. 23, when the flu was "widespread,"...
  • Ohio says flu-related hospitalizations see slight increase

    Ohio health officials say the number of flu-related hospitalizations rose slightly last week as an unusually severe season winds down. The Ohio Department of Health reported 135 hospitalizations from Feb. 22 to Feb. 28, up from 119 a week earlier. Those...
  • Panthers holding open tryouts for practice goalie

    Panthers holding open tryouts for practice goalie
    A few days after the Panthers ran out of goaltenders, they announced an open amateur tryout to find a backup practice goalie for a day. While it was no laughing matter when both Panthers goalies, Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya, suffered injuries in...
  • Preview: Islanders at Panthers, Saturday, 7 p.m.

    When/Where: 7 p.m., BB&T Center, Sunrise TV: FSF; Radio: 560-WQAM Scouting report: The flu-ridden Panthers have lost six of eight, including a 4-3 shootout loss to the Stars on Thursday. They trail the Bruins by two points for a wild-card spot, but...
  • NC flu death toll reaches 183

    State health officials say North Carolina's death toll from influenza this year has reached 183. The Winston-Salem Journal reported (http://bit.ly/1Gquv96) that seven people died in the most recent week where statistics have been tabulated. The...
  • Panthers playoff hopes ride on AHL call-up goalie; Luongo will miss at least two games

    Panthers playoff hopes ride on AHL call-up goalie; Luongo will miss at least two games
    If the Panthers hope to close ground on the Bruins for the final wild-card playoff berth in their next two games they'll have to do so with two goalies who haven't played a second in the NHL this season. After morning skate Thursday at the BB&T Center,...
  • Flu winds down as FDA aims for better vaccine next winter

    The miserable flu season is winding down but not quite over yet, health officials said Wednesday, even as the government picked what it hoped would be a better vaccine recipe for next fall and winter. If it seems early to worry about the next flu season,...
  • Vaccines should be mandatory for California day-care workers, senator says

    Vaccines should be mandatory for California day-care workers, senator says
    A California lawmaker is urging the state to make vaccines mandatory for all adults who work in preschools and day-care centers, a move following the largest measles outbreak in California in 15 years. “This is not just a common-sense solution but...
  • A doctor shares his vaccination tips

    Vaccinations are on the mind of many parents, especially since we are in the middle of flu season. Dr. Chesda Eng, a physician with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, has provided tips for you and your family to keep in mind year-round: 1. If you're...
  • Flu vaccine even less effective than previously believed

    Flu vaccine even less effective than previously believed
    Stacy Knight of Hamburg didn't get the flu shot, but her 5-year-old daughter did, and so did her parents. And yet, they all got the flu — along with a lot of other people this winter. "Fever, chills, tiredness," Knight said, recalling the telltale...
  • Washington flu season most deadly in years, but not over

    The deadliest flu season in Washington state in at least five years is winding down, but it's not yet over. State health officials say state labs have confirmed at least 120 flu deaths since the season started in September, but only a fraction of those...