Tag: the flu

Roundup: Stronger Flu Strain; Colorectal Cancer Screening;...

Stronger Flu Strain Accounts for Nearly Half of New Cases, CDC States This year’s flu season has not been as...

March 1, 2019

Roundup: Risk of Opioid Overdose Surpasses Car...

The chance of an adult in the U.S. dying accidentally from an opioid overdose is greater than dying in a...

January 18, 2019

Why the Flu Shot Should Be on...

Public health officials are reminding everyone that it’s not too late to protect yourself against influenza if you haven’t already...

December 4, 2018

Roundup: Flu-Related Death in Florida, Proper Insulin...

Unvaccinated Child in Florida is First to Die This Flu Season, Public Health Officials say A Florida child died from...

October 19, 2018

Roundup: U.S. Flu-Related Deaths, Diet’s Link to...

CDC Chief: 80,000 Died From Flu Complications Last Winter, Highest U.S. Toll in Four Decades The director of the U.S....

September 28, 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

Airborne Threat: Flu May Be Spread By...

Until now, most experts dealing with infectious diseases have said the flu virus spreads mainly by droplets formed when people...

January 24, 2018

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

Why Everyday Should Be ‘Hand Hygiene Day’

Good health is in your hands. Washing your hands properly and frequently is the best way of protecting you and...

May 4, 2017

Roundup: Flu Vaccines Urged as Season Intensifies;...

If you haven’t gotten a flu shot, the time is now. Flu season is here, and there’s been an uptick...

January 20, 2017

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