Tag: the flu

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

Frequent Handwashing & Other Infection Prevention Tips

Last season, only about 40 percent of Americans who are recommended to get a flu vaccine reported having been vaccinated...

December 8, 2016

Roundup: IBM Watson Partnership to Advance Use...

IBM Watson Health is partnering with 16 health systems and companies globally, including Baptist Health South Florida, to advance the...

June 24, 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

CDC: Flu Hits Epidemic Level; Tips for...

The CDC’s assessment of an "epidemic" flu level is based on reports of high rates of “influenza-like illness” from Florida...

January 5, 2015

CDC: Chance of Severe Flu Season, Toy...

The 2014-2015 flu season could be “severe,” and much of the influenza virus already in circulation has mutated and is...

December 5, 2014

5 Myths About the Flu

Every year in the U.S. about 200,000 people are hospitalized and up to 36,000 die because of complications from the...

October 22, 2014

Good Hygiene is Best Protection Against 'Enteroviruses'

The Florida Department of Health is advising parents, childcare workers and healthcare professionals to be vigilant for respiratory illnesses, including...

October 8, 2014

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Baptist Health Experts Offer Their Thoughts...

With the start of flu season just round the corner (did last year’s flu season ever really end?) and COVID continuing to circulate here in...

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