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  • CDC: Flu season is hitting hard in the majority of states, could peak later this month

    The flu is now widespread in all but seven states, and hospitalization rates match the dismal season two years ago. While health officials fear this will be an unusually bad year, it's too soon to say. The latest figures released Monday by the Centers...
  • Flu is 'widespread' in 43 states as deaths and illnesses mount, CDC says

    Flu is 'widespread' in 43 states as deaths and illnesses mount, CDC says
    Influenza viruses have infiltrated most parts of the United States, with 43 states experiencing “widespread” flu activity and six others reporting “regional” flu activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Alertan a hispanos a combatir el flu

    Alertan a hispanos a combatir el flu
    Los Centros de Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) dieron a conocer recientemente los datos más recientes de la presente temporada de la gripe o influenza, que afecta de forma "generalizada" a 46 estados del país y se ha cobrado la vida de...
  • What to do if you get the flu

    What to do if you get the flu
    You may have heard everyone talking about this year's flu season, but you might not give it another thought unless you actually get the flu. If you do get sick, knowing what to do can help you feel better faster. Try these tips if you get the flu: -...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 26-year-old dies of flu complications in Wisconsin

    26-year-old dies of flu complications in Wisconsin
    A 26-year-old health care worker has died from complications of the flu, according to a Kenosha County official. WISN-TV first reported the death of Katherine McQuestion, of Kenosha, who was a radiology technician at St. Catherine's Medical Center in...
  • Clippers say broadcaster Ralph Lawler slurred words because of flu

    Clippers say broadcaster Ralph Lawler slurred words because of flu
    Longtime Clippers play-by-play announcer Ralph Lawler had mumbled and slurred speech as he called the game against the Lakers on Wednesday, raising speculation and concern. The Clippers tweeted that Lawler just had the flu. "Fans, thanks for your...
  • Flu is now widespread in 46 states; CDC urges more use of antivirals for high-risk patients

    In the midst of a worrisome flu season, health officials are pushing doctors to prescribe antiviral medicines more often. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday sent a new alert to doctors, advising prompt use of Tamiflu and other...
  • 'Widespread' flu continues in Virginia

    'Widespread' flu continues in Virginia
    While flu season rages on in Virginia — marking more than three weeks at "widespread," the highest level accorded by the state Department of Health — health-care professionals in Hampton Roads haven't changed their advice. They continue to...