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Flu Season

Flu Season Tweet Chat With Dr. Richard Besser

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

Dr. Richard Besser, Chief Health and Medical Editor at ABC gets his flu shot. Photo property of Dr. Besser -- used with permission. Now that the a...

Flu Shots as a Corporate Wellness Strategy

Alan Kohll | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Alan Kohll

As flu season quickly approaches, it's important to consider your business's role. Not only do corporate flu shots and employee wellness complement one another, but a flu shot clinic can be an absolute asset to any corporate wellness program.

The Flu Shot: It's Not Just for Kids

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

So, how do we know the new shot will protect against the year's new strains? Every year, a panel of experts uses surveillance information to predict the dominant strains in the upcoming flu season. This process has been very successful, with the flu shot matching the dominant strain almost every season since 1995 (

There's No Good Reason Not To Get A Flu Vaccine Today

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living

The official start of flu season -- yes, there is a day -- kicked off Thursday, with health officials imploring all Americans over six months of...

10 Ways to Prepare Your Office for Flu Season

Alan Kohll | Posted 09.09.2015 | Business
Alan Kohll

Preparing your office for flu season is essential in maintaining a healthy workforce throughout the fall. It's estimated that 5-20% of the population gets the flu every year, leading to 111 million workdays lost to influenza.

Adjusted Flu Vaccine Options Available to Seniors This Year

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.07.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

If you haven't yet received any pneumococcal vaccine you should get the Prevnar 13 first, followed by Pneumovax 23 six to 12 months later. But if you've already been vaccinated with Pneumovax 23, wait at least one year before getting the Prevnar 13.

The Germaphobe and the Achoo Factor

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Mirza Grotts

And, just as it's nice to have a stationery wardrobe, it's nice to have an assortment of hankies. Men can choose plain cotton or linen ones, while women may prefer flowered, patterned, or lacy ones. For the height of elegance, have your handkerchiefs monogrammed.

Having Sick Kids Would Be Fun If...

Amy Nielson | Posted 04.19.2015 | Parents
Amy Nielson

As I sat there today, surrounded by these lovable disease carriers of mine, I couldn't help but think there had to be a better way to be sick. The following are some of the ideas I came up with.

Drinking A Little Whiskey Might Actually Help Relieve Cold Symptoms

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.06.2015 | Taste

"Whisky is liquid sunshine.” -- George Bernard Shaw

9 Steps To A Healthful Cold Weather Season For Your Children

Dean C. Mitchell, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Dean C. Mitchell, M.D.

As an immunologist, come winter, I see a lot of children with viral infections, most often caused by respiratory viruses that affect the nose and throat -- and a lot of parents unhappy with the missed school days! But, there are key steps that parents can take to both prevent viral infections in the first place and, should your child come down with one, to aid in a much quicker recovery.

A Pediatrician's Advice for Flu Season

Scott Benner | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents
Scott Benner

Flu season has arrived and the sad fact is that no matter how hard you try, sometimes you just can't avoid getting the flu.

Feds Are Pushing Tamiflu & Other Antivirals During Nasty Flu Season

AP | By MIKE STOBBE | Posted 03.13.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — In the midst of a worrisome flu season, health officials are pushing doctors to prescribe antiviral medicines more often. ...

Health Officials Fear This Flu Season Will Be An Unusually Nasty One

AP | By MIKE STOBBE | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu is now widespread in all but seven states, and hospitalization rates match the dismal season two years ago. While health off...

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...

Uh Oh, It's Flu Season! What You Need to Know About Flu Vaccination

Marki Flannery | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

Influenza is a serious infection that can lead to hospitalization and even death in some individuals. Just because you are young and healthy doesn't mean that the flu can't cause you to become very sick or spread your illness to others.

5 Facts You Need to Know to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

Laura E. Scott | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura E. Scott

While nobody wants to get sick, many people do not take the simple step of getting an annual flu vaccination -- the best preventative measure available to help protect against this potentially deadly disease.

Is Your Office Making a Bad Flu Season Worse?

Frank Chalupa | Posted 01.25.2015 | Small Business
Frank Chalupa

By implementing one or more of these practices, businesses of all sizes can take a proactive approach to flu prevention, maximizing productivity and boosting employee morale.

7 Cold And Flu Myths That Need To End Right Now

Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living

Now that fall is in full swing, cold and flu season is also upon us. And with this rise of sniffling and coughing come some truly inventive theories a...

White House Halts Funding On Risky Flu Studies

Reuters | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - The White House has temporarily stopped funding new research involving the flu and other pathogens in which scientists ...

6 Things You Should Never Touch At Work During Flu Season

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Levine | Posted 10.14.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Hack! Sneeze! Cough! Cough again! Gaaaaaacck. It’s that time of year again, when cold, flu, and stomach bugs see...

Ouchless Flu in 2014-2015: Nasal Flu Spray Recommended For Young Children

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

It's flu "shot" season, but thankfully, not every vaccine hurts going in. If the thought of needles deters you from getting the vaccine for your child or your family, Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV), a nasal spray, is a great option for those age 2 to 49 years old.

The Best Time To Get The Flu Vaccine If You Really Don't Want To Get Sick

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living

It's not even technically fall yet, and everywhere we look there's another pharmacy offering the flu vaccine. Maybe we're in a bit of denial that s...

Judith Light Is Taking the Flu Very Seriously

Joshua Estrin | Posted 11.15.2014 | Fifty
Joshua Estrin

I exercise nearly every day. I really try and take care of myself. I am constantly on the go. I owe a lot to my makeup person and dresser, who always make me look my best.

Diary of a Flu Victim

Stephanie Lessing | Posted 05.19.2014 | Comedy
Stephanie Lessing

I'm gonna need more Advil, Dayquil, Nyquil, and Mucinex, and Windex to clean the mucous off my hands. And can someone please get this vile-tasting water away from me? It smells like Trenton.

This Year's Flu Season Is Hitting Young Adults Hard

Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living

By Morgan Jones Many young to middle-aged adults might brush off flu season as no big concern for them. But this season, the flu has hit the yo...