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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tamiflu hard to find this flu season

    Tamiflu hard to find this flu season
    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...
  • Even though this year's flu shot isn't as effective, vaccination still urged

    Even though this year's flu shot isn't as effective, vaccination still urged
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hartford Archbishop May Have Flu, Was Unable To Celebrate Midnight Mass

    Hartford Archbishop May Have Flu, Was Unable To Celebrate Midnight Mass
    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...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Flu cases rising rapidly

    Flu season is definitely upon us and unfortunately it's hitting just in time for the holidays! I've been on call for the last two weekends and I can assure you, flu is everywhere. You name it and you're probably being exposed somewhere, including the...
  • 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,...