| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Influenza-related illness has killed 147 Californians under age 65 this season, including 17 people in Los Angeles County and one in Long Beach, state health officials have confirmed.
The toll is unusually high: At the same point last year, only 14...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Three deaths last week have brought the total number of flu-related fatalities in Connecticut to eight this season, state health officials said Thursday.
In the week ending Feb. 1, the most recent data available, 75 people were hospitalized with...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:50 AM
We are at the peak of the flu season and, based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, high flu activity is likely to continue for several weeks. So what can you do to minimize the damage of the flu to you and your...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Confirmed influenza deaths of Californians under the age of 65 reached 202 this week, state health officials said, with 26 deaths confirmed in Los Angeles County.
Speaking with reporters Friday, California Department of Public Health communicable...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Free flu shots are now available at the Peninsula Health District in Newport News and at the Hampton Health Department as the state enters its fifth week of "widespread" seasonal flu activity. "We just want to remove any barriers that may be stopping...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:38 PM
California has now confirmed 45 deaths from influenza this season, health officials have reported — an increase of 38 since the end of last week and further indication that this year's flu may be especially severe.
"The great majority" of the...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
If you Googled something today, you experienced university research in action. In the mid-1990s, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, then doctoral students at Stanford, developed the algorithms that developed into their ubiquitous search engine. Likewise,...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
We're starting off 2014 in the throes of a lot of viral illness. This is typical, with January and February notorious months for the peak of flu, RSV and common colds. Despite the historic statistics, my patients, their parents and even my friends...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Peninsula residents have no excuse not to get the flu shot if they haven't already done so. Early this week, Dr. Nzinga Teule-Hekima, currently health director for both the Peninsula and Hampton health departments, announced that the district's...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 9:22 PM
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention want the anti-vaccine believers to know that it still believes in the flu shot. In a report issued in the recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the centers say that the flu vaccine prevented 6....
| Jan 24, 2014
| 9:12 PM
Despite a statewide drop in reported influenza cases, Los Angeles hospitals are preparing for this year's season to worsen in the coming weeks, fearful of the deadly H1N1 "swine flu" virus strain that is to blame for most of this year's flu deaths.