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Flu Epidemic

U.S. Flu Numbers Reach Epidemic Level

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living

Flu season is in full swing in the United States, and the proportion of deaths related to flu infections have reached epidemic threshold, according to...

Jeffrey Young

A Deadly Virus Is Sweeping America. No, Not That One | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business

A deadly virus is poised to sweep across America and could claim thousands of lives this year. It's especially dangerous for the most vulnerable membe...

Father On Toddler's Flu Death: 'We Paid Horrible Price' For Not Vaccinating

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 01.24.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The latest flu update from the Center for Disease Control and Protection indicates that the nation's flu epidemic may be easing. But according to CDC ...

Care For A Scoop Of Influenza Sorbet?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.22.2013 | Home

Would you spend $12 a pint for a booze-infused frozen dessert to ease your flu symptoms? Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream is counting on it. The Ohio-...

You'll Never Guess Where This Hand Sanitizer Ad Leads (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.18.2013 | Weird News

For many of us, hand sanitizer provides protection against those we touch who picked their nose, grabbed a subway pole or used the potty without washi...

Flu Is Starting To Ease In The U.S., CDC Reports

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2013 | Healthy Living

* CDC says 10 million more doses of vaccine available * FDA to allow Roche to release reserve of Tamiflu (Adds details from CDC) ...

Yes, People Do Die From The Flu Every Year

Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

The current flu season already has claimed the lives of 29 children, the CDC said Friday. The flu was associated with 829 children's deaths between 2004 and last year, CNN reported in October.

Should I Get a Flu Shot Every Year?

Quora | Posted 03.17.2013 | Health News

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by David Agus, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Engineering I'm a big believer in flu vaccines. ...

Flu Vaccine: The Best You Can Do Is Not the Best We Can Do

Craig Bowron | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Craig Bowron

As the CDC and nearly every health group on the planet will tell you, getting vaccinated against influenza is the best thing you can do to avoid getting infected, and that's still true. But if influenza can roll across the country despite a tightly-matched vaccine, how good are our existing vaccines?

Soccer Club Gives High-Fives The Boot To Prevent Flu

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.15.2013 | New York

The Manhattan Soccer Club has a new goal: keeping players flu-free by urging them to avoid high-fives and fist bumps. In an email to parents, the y...

Cuomo Declares Public Health Emergency To Combat Flu

Reuters | Posted 03.14.2013 | New York

Jan 12 (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency on Saturday, giving pharmacists permission to administer flu va...

Scary SoCal Flu Trends

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.11.2013 | Los Angeles

Officials have confirmed that a La Habra, Calif. man is now the second confirmed flu death in Orange County. He died in the last week of December, the...

Flu Reaches Epidemic Levels In NYC

Posted 01.11.2013 | New York

New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley warned New Yorkers Thursday that instances of the flu in the city have reached epidemic proportions. ...

How To Know You Have The Flu -- And When It's Time To See The Doctor

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 01.11.2013 | Healthy Living

With news spreading that this year's flu virus may be more severe than in years past, it's understandable to feel some anxiety. In fact, the CDC is r...

Flu Season and Fiction: What Downton Abbey and Contagion Tell Us About Facing Reality

Leslie Gerwin | Posted 05.08.2012 | Home
Leslie Gerwin

Life at Downton was only nominally disrupted; the wedding was reluctantly postponed perhaps in part because there might be a shortage of healthy servants to attend to their guests. Alas, the wedding became a moot issue when the prospective bride suddenly succumbed to the disease.

Lower Intelligence of Men Born Year After 1969 Flu Pandemic

Dan Agin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dan Agin

Early prenatal exposure to the Hong Kong flu may have interfered with fetal cerebral development and caused reduced intelligence in adulthood.

Keeping the Flu in Perspective

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kate Kelly

My objection to the story has to do with the unending focus of the television news headlines on the swine flu.

3 Sure-Fire Strategies to Prevent the Swine Flu

Dr. M.J. Wegmann | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. M.J. Wegmann

With today's headlines dominated by the swine flu we need to learn more in order to protect ourselves and our families.

When Mom Gets Sick

Heather Cabot | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heather Cabot

Along this new motherhood journey, I have often heard whispers of a mythic plague that spreads like wildfire throughout the house, leaving no tummy un...