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Swine Flu

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  • Influenza can kill a healthy child in a matter of days, study finds

    Even healthy children can come down with a case of the flu severe enough to cause death in a matter of days, according to a new report from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, children who were in good health...
  • WHO announces emergency committee to plan MERS virus response

    A senior World Health Organization official announced that the United Nations agency would convene an emergency committee to plan for a possible escalation in illnesses caused by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or MERS-CoV.  Dr....
  • "The Doctors" flu episode to feature LVHN

     
    An episode of CBS's “The Doctors,” focusing on the flu outbreak will feature Lehigh Valley Health Network physicians, staff and patients when it airs at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Dr. Jim Sears, co-host of the Emmy award-winning show, visited Lehigh...
  • The Walking Dead Season 4 episode 2 recap: ‘Infected’

     
    After the mortifying revelation that something awful is in the air — or the water, or somewhere — in last week‘s Season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead,  we open episode 2 in the dead of night, at the fence, where a flashlight-toting...
  • Edwin D. Kilbourne dies at 90; virologist developed flu vaccine

    Edwin D. Kilbourne dies at 90; virologist developed flu vaccine
    Dr. Edwin D. Kilbourne, a virologist who figured out how to manufacture a new influenza vaccine each year and was a principal advisor to the U.S. government on flu, died Feb. 21 in Branford, Conn. He was 90. No cause of death was released. Kilbourne...
  • Last year's flu vaccine: All in all, not so bad

    Last year's flu vaccine: All in all, not so bad
    It was thrown together in a hurry, only aimed to protect against one strain of influenza, and arrived on the market well after the novel flu virus had gained a foothold in the general population. But last year's vaccine against the novel H1N1 flu, in...
  • Super Flu Fighters

    Super Flu Fighters
    Super flu fighters -- and you may have them right now. The H1N1 outbreak plagued the U.S. and provided some powerful ammunition against all flu strains. What does that mean? A potential one-time vaccine to fight the flu forever. It's something scientists...
  • Shameful 'Shameless' audition won Laura Wiggins her role

    Shameful 'Shameless' audition won Laura Wiggins her role
    When you're being considered for your first major role and it's to play a sex-addicted teen, you might have to do embarrassing things while auditioning. Laura Slade Wiggins, who plays Karen Jackson on Showtime's "Shameless," learned that first hand....
  • Dr. Jen Ashton: Age Stopping Secrets

    Dr. Jen Ashton: Age Stopping Secrets
    Dr. Jennifer Ashton is a Board-Certified Ob-Gyn, who specializes in Adolescent Gynecology. Born in California and raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, she hails from a family of 6 other physicians and one nurse. She attended the Horace Mann School and then...
  • Flu vaccinations still recommended

    Flu vaccinations still recommended
    As the influenza season heads in, Carol Baker, who chairs the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases' Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition, answers some common questions about the flu vaccine. Baker is a professor of pediatrics, molecular...
  • Virginia still ready for health emergencies

    Virginia still ready for health emergencies
    How prepared is Virginia for a bioterrorism attack or a new disease outbreak? In last year's annual report, "Ready or Not?" by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the state scored a nine out of 10 on indicators for...