| 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...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Last year, I had an allergic reaction (swollen lips and face, itching around the neck and jawline) after getting a flu shot. Since then, I've discovered that I'm allergic to thimerosal. Is it safe for me to get the vaccine this year?...
| 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 4, 2014
| 5:48 PM
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a warning for Americans: Get ready for a potentially nasty flu season.
So far this flu season, the influenza strains most active in the U.S. are versions of H3N2 viruses, Dr. Tom Frieden...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:57 PM
When it comes to developing a seasonal flu vaccine, researchers must take aim at an invisible target.
Not only are flu viruses constantly changing, drug manufacturers need to start producing their vaccines four to six months before the flu season...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 8:33 AM
As the flu season inches toward its peak, federal and state health officials continue to encourage people to get vaccinated.
In Florida, the highest flu activity has been among children so far. There has also been an increase in the percentage of...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Protein Sciences' mission is to save lives and improve health through innovative vaccines. We developed a flu vaccine that can be made quickly, unlike the typical vaccine, and we're working on an Ebola vaccine.
We're unusual in this. Although vaccines...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Teresa Maher puts getting a flu shot on her to-do list every autumn. So after procrastinating until Monday evening after work, Maher was among at least a dozen people who checked in throughout the day at the Walgreens pharmacy at State and Randolph...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 9:09 AM
ATLANTA - Datos preliminares sobre la temporada de gripe o influenza mantienen en alerta a las autoridades sanitarias, que indican que podría ser "severa", y por eso instan al público a vacunarse.
"Es demasiado pronto para decir de forma segura que va a...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 11:08 AM
Los días finales de noviembre hasta febrero es cuando más tiene influenza la gente y hay que prevenir el contagio.
El último informe de FluView (un reporte semanal de vigilancia de influenza preparado para el Gobierno) para la temporada de influenza...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 10:03 AM
The flu season is off to an earlier and stronger start, sending 2,300 people to the hospital with influenza-like symptoms in Maryland, accounting for about 4.9 percent of all emergency department visits, according to state data collected from some...