| Dec 30, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Deaths due to influenza and pneumonia have hit “epidemic” levels in the U.S. as flu activity became widespread in 36 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Officials reported 837 flu and pneumonia deaths to...
| Dec 31, 2014
Deaths due to influenza and pneumonia have hit "epidemic" levels in the U.S. as flu activity became widespread in 36 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Officials reported 837 flu and pneumonia deaths to the CDC...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 4:03 PM
It's shaping up to be a nasty flu season, with an earlier start and more severe cases, according to hospitals that have begun limiting visitors in an attempt to stem infections.
On Monday, Anne Arundel Medical Center became the latest to bar children and...
| 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 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 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 27, 2014
| 6:26 PM
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.
"The concern is that the flu season this year...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 5:13 PM
HARTFORD — Hartford Archbishop Leonard Blair fell ill Christmas Eve and was not able to celebrate the midnight mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph.
Archdiocese spokeswoman Maria Zone said the archbishop has symptoms of the flu and is taking...
| 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 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 4, 2014
| 5:48 PM
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a warning for Americans: Get ready for a potentially nasty flu season.
So far this flu season, the influenza strains most active in the U.S. are versions of H3N2 viruses, Dr. Tom Frieden...