Tag: flu

Myths About the Common Cold Persist Among...

It’s peak season for sneezing, scratchy throats and runny noses, but age-old myths about the common cold seem to persist...

January 29, 2019

Roundup: Average Weight of U.S. Adults Increasing;...

Average Weight for U.S. Adults Increases, BMIs Near ‘Obesity’ Level, CDC Reports. On average, U.S. adults are getting heavier as...

December 28, 2018

Roundup: Flu Season Readiness, FDA Crackdown on...

CDC Urges People to Prepare for Flu Season to Avoid ‘Epidemic Levels’ In the United States, the typical flu season...

September 14, 2018

Roundup: Second Wave of Flu?, e-Cig Regulation...

Young Children may be at Risk from Second Wave of Flu, CDC Says The flu season may have already peaked,...

March 30, 2018

As Flu Season Eases Up, Doctors Still...

Flu levels in the United States have peaked and are on the decline, according to the latest report issued Friday...

March 5, 2018

Flu Causing Heart Attack in Some Patients

Despite a difficult season, most people experiencing this year’s flu – body aches, cough, sore throat and congestion – feel...

February 15, 2018

Flu-Related Visits to Children’s Emergency Departments Increase...

The number of children with the flu or influenza-like illnesses who visited Miami-area emergency departments last week surged more than...

February 7, 2018

Flu Cases Rising at Emergency Rooms, Doctors’...

An active flu season is driving more patients to local emergency rooms and primary care offices for treatment, as Florida...

February 1, 2018

Roundup: Flu Season Off to a Busy...

Early signs point to a rough 2017-2018 flu season, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting...

December 8, 2017

Shingles, Flu and You: What to Know...

There’s a new shingles vaccine and adults should be vaccinated with it starting at age 50, according to an advisory...

December 7, 2017

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Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019: Three Ways...

Antibiotics are unlike other drugs. Rather than working on people, they target the microbes that make people sick. Unfortunately, the more we expose microbes to...

Lung Cancer: Vital Facts You Need...

Which cancer claims the most U.S. lives each year? Lung cancer is still the answer, despite the cigarette smoking rate nationwide continuing to decline. By...

#BaptistHealthy Easy Eats: Baked Sweet Potato...

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but there’s no need to wait for the holidays to enjoy sweet potatoes. They’re crispy on the outside and...

The Latest on Colorectal Cancer Screenings...

Adults at “average risk” who do not have symptoms should be screened for colorectal cancer between the ages of 50 and 75, states the American...

Roundup: Vaping Hurts Heart Health Too;...

e-Cigarettes can Raise Cholesterol, Affect Heart’s Normal Blood Flow Vaping, or smoking e-cigarettes has been the cause of a wave of lung illnesses and deaths...

Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Pose Bigger Threat Than...

Doctors and public health officials have increasingly sounded the alarm about antibiotic resistant “superbugs” and their growing threat. Now, a new report from the U.S....

Diabetes and Hispanics: Understanding Risks and...

More than one-third of U.S. adults have prediabetes, a precursor to type 2 diabetes. But if you are an Hispanic American, you are more likely...

Patients Can Now Reserve Their Spot...

Baptist Health South Florida, a market leader in the delivery of urgent care services for the past 30 years, has made it even easier for...

Possible Lung Cancer Symptoms You Shouldn’t...

Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer in the United States for both men and women. And most patients are diagnosed in the latter stages of...

CDC: Possible ‘Culprit’ Ingredient Found in...

Officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say they have found a “very strong culprit” behind a nationwide outbreak of vaping-related...