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  • A revolutionary new treatment in a dangerous flu season

    PHILADELPHIA The annual scourge known as the flu is always a serious health threat, and this season's version is particularly nasty. The traditional armamentarium to treat flu victims is relatively limited, said David Oxman, a critical care and...
  • The flu and you: Tips from Lehigh Valley Health Network expert

    The flu and you: Tips from Lehigh Valley Health Network expert
    It is not "just" the flu. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, up to 20 percent of Pennsylvanians come down with the flu every year and 120 to 2,000 die of complications. "We don't take the flu lightly," says Terry Burger, manager of...
  • Instan a vacunarse vs. la influenza

    Instan a vacunarse vs. la influenza
    Las autoridades sanitarias hicieron esta semana un llamamiento a la población para que se vacune contra la gripe o influenza, que en el inicio del nuevo año afecta ya de forma "generalizada" a 43 estados. "La vacunación contra la influenza puede reducir...
  • Diocese of Allentown announces flu precautions

    The Catholic Diocese of Allentown is altering two elements of Mass as a precaution during what has become an especially tough flu season. The sign of peace, which is often done with a handshake, will be omitted or, if the priest chooses to include it,...
  • Commentary: Uptick in flu shots is fortunate byproduct of Ebola scare

    Thank you, Ebola. I never thought I'd feel gratitude toward a fatal, contagious disease, but the public panic about Ebola in the fall had the unexpected side effect of increasing demand for the flu vaccine. The flu shot doesn't protect against Ebola;...
  • Child sense: Sickness and the senses

    Child sense: Sickness and the senses
    The festive season is over and it’s not uncommon after all the excitement and the colder weather for colds and flu to raise its ugly head. Each dominant sense is affected differently by illness simply because of its own personal focus and what is...
  • 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...
  • H3N2 viruses fuel 'epidemic' levels of flu season deaths, CDC says

    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...
  • 15 ways to get healthy in Howard County in 2015

    Studies show a healthy lifestyle can prevent a number of illnesses and diseases, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and certain types of cancer. And in Howard County, achieving that lifestyle is easier than you might think. Here are 15...
  • Notes and notables

    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...
  • Flu cases in Chicago area climb, keep hospitals busy

    Flu cases in Chicago area climb, keep hospitals busy
    They are heading to hospitals in droves, coughing and sneezing, feverish and suffering. "I don't remember seeing emergency departments stressed like this before because of the flu," said Dr. Douglas Propp, medical director and chairman of the...