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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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective

    Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective
    This year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, which is one of the worst performances in the last decade, according to a government study released Thursday. The poor showing is primarily because the vaccine doesn'...
  • 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...
  • Worst of flu season likely over for Chicago, suburbs

    Worst of flu season likely over for Chicago, suburbs
    After battering the city and suburbs for weeks, the worst of the flu season appears to be over in the Chicago area, with health departments reporting steady declines in cases, outbreaks and hospital visits tied to the flu. Data show flu cases in Chicago...
  • Just how ineffective is this year's flu shot? CDC experts do the math

    Just how ineffective is this year's flu shot? CDC experts do the math
    If you think this year’s flu shot is worthless, think again: People who got vaccinated this fall or winter have been 23% less likely than their unvaccinated peers to come down with a flu-like illness bad enough to send them to the doctor,...
  • Health Aware: When babies, children, teens should be immunized

    Dr. Anne Schneider, a family medicine physician with Edward Medical Group, suggests keeping your children current on their vaccinations to help protect your community and schools from outbreaks of disease. “Immunizations help protect infants,...