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Flu Season 2013

It's Time For Flu Shots

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 11.12.2013 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

I write about the flu every year because it's one infectious disease that is not only more aggressive and dangerous for babies and young children, it's vaccine-preventable

Let's Talk About The Flu

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Tammie Smith | Posted 04.20.2013 | DC

Is flu season just about over? How bad was it? Visits to emergency departments and outpatient medical clinics for flu-like illness continue to drop, ...

The Worst Of Flu Season May Be Over

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — The worst of the flu season appears to be over. The number of states reporting intense or widespread illnesses dropped again last we...

The Flu Is Finally Leveling Off In Most Places

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living

New government figures show that flu cases seem to be leveling off nationwide. Flu activity is declining in most regions although still rising in ...

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...

What Can Older People Do To Prevent Catching The Flu?

Posted 01.14.2013 | Fifty

In a flu season that is expected to be the worst in a decade, the 39.6 million Americans aged 65 years or older are among some of its most-likely vict...

Flu Is Trouble With a Capital T

Rose Stanley | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business
Rose Stanley

Organizations can address this in several ways. Right now, they need to encourage their employees that are too ill to work or who are contagious and ill, to stay at home in bed and recover.

What You Need To Know About This Flu Season

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 03.14.2013 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — Some key things to know about the flu season: THE SITUATION: The annual flu season hit about a month early this year, and illness is...

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. ...

Nation's Capital On Guard For Flu Surge

Posted 01.11.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- How is the nation's capital handling what is likely to be the worst flu season in a decade, in which vaccines are in short supply? Ac...

This State Reports Surging Number Of Flu Cases

The Baltimore Sun | Andrea K. Walker | Posted 03.06.2013 | DC

Area hospitals are coping with a surge of patients with achy bodies, fevers and sore throats as the nation grapples with a flu season that has hit ear...