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What You Need to Know About This Year's Flu Season

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

The best way to prevent the flu this season is to get vaccinated. It is also important to practice good hygiene which can also aid in protecting you against the flu.

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.

Next Season's Flu Shot Is Going To Be Very Different

Posted 06.06.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner Published: June 04, 2015 01:00pm ET on LiveScience. Next season's flu shot will contain two new flu strains that weren't p...

Surprising Racial Disparities Found In Flu Vaccine Rates

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living

This year's flu strain was particularly brutal, disproportionately affecting children and the elderly. A record-breaking rate of 217 of every 100,000 ...

Flu Vaccine Barely Working This Year, CDC Says | Maggie Fox | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living

The flu vaccine is barely protecting people this year – reducing the risk of serious disease by just 23 percent, federal health officials said Thurs...

This Year's Flu Vaccine Is Only 23 Percent Effective

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — As predicted, this year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. Health officials say a new study shows it's only 23 percent effe...

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...

How To Be A Survivor: Flu Season 2014-15

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

This year, since the flu shot may not contain the proper viral particles, everyone, but especially those with compromised immune systems, needs to be more aware of their risk for developing the flu. Here are five tips to be a flu survivor this season.

The Flu Myth That Nearly Half Of Americans Still Believe

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - More than 40 percent of a sample of U.S. adults believe the myth that flu vaccines can give you th...

Flu Vaccine Doesn't Protect Against This Season's Most Dominant Strain

AP | By MIKE STOBBE | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious il...

10 Good Reasons To Get A Flu Shot

Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living

By Melaina Juntti for Men's Journal How many times have you heard you should get a flu shot? There's good reason for the hype: Over the past few ye...

This ‘Brilliant' New Technology Could Spell The Demise Of The Flu Shot

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.28.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Ever tire of the annual needle prick in your arm to prevent the flu? There may be good news. HuffPost Live discussed a new technology that could elimi...

The One Thing Every New Yorker Can Do To Help The Ebola Crisis

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Many New Yorkers understandably want to help in the wake of the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the city. But the very best step to take might sound ...

The Psychological Choice Environment of Vaccine Decision Making: Two Examples, One Warning

David Ropeik | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

When Edward Jenner proposed to the parents of 8-year-old James Phipps the risky idea that rubbing some stuff from sick cows onto the young lad might p...

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...

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...

Do-It-Yourself Flu Shots Seem To Work In New Study

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living

Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? It could happen. Military folks who squirted vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from healt...

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.

Vaccination Options Available to Seniors this Flu Season

Jim T. Miller | Posted 11.24.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Depending on your health, age and personal preference, there's a buffet of flu shots available to seniors this flu season, along with two vaccinations for pneumonia that you should consider getting too.

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...

Doctors Recommend Flu Shot For All Pregnant Women

Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents

By: Elizabeth Palermo, Staff Writer Published: 08/19/2014 05:22 PM EDT on LiveScience Pregnant women should get the flu shot, regardless of how ...

We Must Inoculate Against Senioritis

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.10.2014 | College
Rebecca Joseph

You would think colleges would send out senioritis alerts to remind those of you who have been accepted that you still have work to do. But they do not. Freshman through junior years get you in; senior year performance keeps you in.