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  • Measles outbreak pits anti-vaxxers against other parents

     Measles outbreak pits anti-vaxxers against other parents
    I cringed the first time I saw The New Yorker measles cartoon. A doctor stands over a small boy covered head to toe in red spots and tells his forlorn parents, "If you connect the measles it spells out 'My parents are idiots.'" My initial cringe wasn'...
  • 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...
  • Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective

    Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective
    This year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, which is one of the worst performances in the last decade, according to a government study released Thursday. The poor showing is primarily because the vaccine doesn'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Never Mind Ebola — It's Flu That's Dangerous

    Never Mind Ebola — It's Flu That's Dangerous
    People lost their minds last fall when four people in the United States were diagnosed with Ebola. Four. Only one of the four succumbed to the devastating disease. The others were cured. Folks were calling for travel bans. They were demanding...
  • 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...
  • California reports first flu death of person under 65

    California reports first flu death of person under 65
    The California Department of Public Health on Friday announced the state’s first influenza death of a person under the age of 65 for the 2014-15 flu season. The department did not immediately release the age or gender of the person but said the...
  • Flu continues to spread in Florida

    Flu continues to spread in Florida
    It's been three weeks now since flu activity has become widespread in Florida and its activity is not abating: 39 counties, including Seminole, Orange, Lake, Polk and Osceola, are reporting increasing flu activity, according to the latest weekly report...