Tag: flu

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

Roundup: CDC Urges Flu Shots as Vaccination...

Officials are most concerned that not enough older adults are getting vaccinated against the influenza virus.

September 30, 2016

Back-to-School: Keeping Up With Vaccinations

School-age children, from preschoolers to college students, need vaccines as protection against the flu and a range of potentially serious...

August 24, 2016

Back-to-School Tips: Cold & Flu Prevention

Flus, colds and ear infections are unwanted tag-alongs during the school year.

August 23, 2016

Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season...

Flu season typically starts in October and can last through May. It usually peaks in the colder winter months of...

January 12, 2016

News Roundup: 1 in 5 Kids have...

One in five American children, or 21 percent, have unhealthy blood cholesterol levels, a condition that carries a higher risk...

December 11, 2015

3 Ways This Year’s Flu Shots Are...

Each year on average, 5 to 20 percent of the U.S. population gets the flu and more than 200,000 people...

October 19, 2015

Vaccinations: Get the Facts

Vaccines are the best way to prevent many diseases. Children begin receiving a schedule of immunizations early because some diseases...

August 14, 2014

Teach Germs a Lesson

The average school-age child in the United States has six to 10 colds a year. And schools are ideal environments...

August 19, 2013

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