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  • Flu bug leads to high absentee rate in Oak Park elementary schools

    Flu bug leads to high absentee rate in Oak Park elementary schools
    Nearly 600 students and staff in Oak Park Elementary District 97 schools were absent on Monday due to illness, with most suffering from flu-like symptoms, district officials said. A total of 563 students — or 9.5 percent of those currently...
  • 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...
  • Flu prevention — just do it

    Flu prevention — just do it
    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...
  • 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...
  • What Doctors Know: Why does your child need a flu shot?

    Source: Loyola University Health System whatdoctorsknow.com A common question parents ask themselves this time of year is, "Does my child really need a flu shot?" Though the flu may seem harmless, the truth is that on average, 20,000 U.S. children age 5...
  • Flu hitting Central Florida early, hard

    Flu hitting Central Florida early, hard
    This year's flu outbreak is starting earlier than usual and is widespread and increasing throughout the state, say officials who are urging Floridians to get their flu shot. Tim Hendrix, medical director with Centra Care, said new cases last week were...
  • Flu hits epidemic threshold

    Flu hits epidemic threshold
    The flu has officially reached an epidemic threshold, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 15 children have died from flu-related deaths across the country, according to the CDC. A 3-year-old child in Georgia recently...
  • Health briefs for Dec. 3

    Healthy heart diet class Porter Health Care System will offer a free class on healthy heart diets on Dec. 16, according to a release from the health care provider. The class will provide an understanding on how to read food labels and choose heart-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...