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Flu Outbreak 2013

Study Suggests Twitter Could Be Useful In Tracking Outbreaks

The Huffington Post | Lily Avnet | Posted 01.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Talk about going viral. New research from Brigham Young University suggests that Twitter might actually aid health officials in locating potentiall...

Preventing And Treating Influenza With Natural Medicines

Alan R. Gaby, M.D. | Posted 03.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Alan R. Gaby, M.D.

Vaccinations and antiviral drugs are not the only options available for preventing and treating influenza. There is some scientific evidence that that certain nutrients and herbs may also be useful.

Caring For Someone With The Flu? How To Stay Healthy

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

General wisdom tells us to steer clear of the walking sick, especially given the severity of this year's flu season. But when that sniffling, cough...

Did You Get The Flu Shot This Year? (POLL)

Posted 01.18.2013 | Home

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8 Things We Think Prevent The Flu (That Don't Really Work)

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 01.18.2013 | Healthy Living

You're right to want to do whatever's in your power to stay flu-free this season, especially given the severity of this year's outbreak. But before...

Influenza: The Fast-Track Virus

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 01.17.2013 | Health News
Nancy Rubin Stuart

By spring, strains of the speedy influenza virus will evolve again as virologists race against next season's deadline to create a new vaccine. For all the wonders of modern medicine, nature always seems to be one step ahead of human ingenuity.

Lynne Peeples

Flu Victims 'Sharing Secretions' In Schools, Churches | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living

Schools in Grayville, Ill., closed on Monday, and won't reopen until Thursday, after more than 20 percent of the town's elementary through high school...

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...

Lynne Peeples

Flu Hits Poor Communities Harder, But Disparity Threatens The Wealthy Too | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living

The 1918 flu killed more poor people than rich. The same affinity for inequity may be raising the 2013 flu's toll -- on the rich and poor alike. B...

Flu Outbreak Is Set To Be One Of The Worst In A Decade

Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living

A nationwide flu outbreak that has already caused the deaths of at least 18 children and clogged emergency rooms in many states is provoking great ala...