| Dec 27, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 2:14 PM
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...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:19 PM
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...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:31 PM
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...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 11:06 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc's single-dose flu drug, in what the company says is the agency's first ever approval for an intravenous drug to fight influenza.
The drug is intended for adults with acute...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Health officials have reported the first death associated with flu in Los Angeles County for the 2014-15 influenza season.
The patient was an elderly woman who lived in the Pomona Valley and suffered from underlying medical conditions, the Los Angeles...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Last year, I had an allergic reaction (swollen lips and face, itching around the neck and jawline) after getting a flu shot. Since then, I've discovered that I'm allergic to thimerosal. Is it safe for me to get the vaccine this year?...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 4:11 PM
The reports from school districts have rolled in daily to Chicago-area health departments, and the graphs on the weekly influenza charts are soaring upward. Flu season has arrived, earlier than usual and packing a punch that has sent hundreds of...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Nearly 600 students and staff in Oak Park Elementary District 97 schools were absent on Monday due to illness, with most suffering from flu-like symptoms, district officials said.
A total of 563 students — or 9.5 percent of those currently...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 9:09 AM
ATLANTA - Datos preliminares sobre la temporada de gripe o influenza mantienen en alerta a las autoridades sanitarias, que indican que podría ser "severa", y por eso instan al público a vacunarse.
"Es demasiado pronto para decir de forma segura que va a...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Teresa Maher puts getting a flu shot on her to-do list every autumn. So after procrastinating until Monday evening after work, Maher was among at least a dozen people who checked in throughout the day at the Walgreens pharmacy at State and Randolph...