| Dec 15, 2014
| 4:28 PM
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...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 12:05 PM
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-...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 8:48 PM
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...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 2:58 PM
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...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 2:14 PM
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...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 11:59 AM
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...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 3:47 PM
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'...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 2:50 PM
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...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 1:59 PM
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...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 10:38 AM
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,...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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,...