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A Good Reason To Get Your Flu Shot

Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living

If flu cases seen at Duke University Hospital so far this season are any indication, it pays to get your flu shot. Researchers from Duke examined t...

Flu Can Be Deadly: Ask Rachel

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

We don't think of flu as a life-threatening illness in otherwise healthy young or middle age adults, yet it is. In a bad flu season as many as 50,000 deaths may occur due to flu related illnesses.

2013-2014 Flu Is Here

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

The more we know more about flu in our community, the better we can work to protect our families. There's no question that the clinic was full of coughs and colds yesterday!

How Technology Can Fight the Flu

Mark Headd | Posted 02.22.2014 | Technology
Mark Headd

Whether the 2013-14 flu season will be as severe as the previous year remains to be seen. What we do know is that civic app developers in cities across the country will be better equipped than before the help mitigate the problem by leveraging a new standard for data on flu shot locations.

The Number Of Flu Illnesses Prevented Last Season Thanks To The Flu Shot

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

About 6.6 million people who would have gotten sick during the 2012-2013 flu season, didn't, thanks to the flu shot, according to a new government rep...

Why You Need a Flu Shot

A. Marc Gillinov, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
A. Marc Gillinov, M.D.

When you get vaccinated, you protect both yourself and the people around you. If you don't get the flu, you can't "gift" it to your family and friends.

The Vaccine That All Pregnant Women Should Get

Colleen A. Kraft, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Colleen A. Kraft, M.D.

When we think of individuals that need to be immunized, healthy women don't often come to mind. But the flu can hit our pregnant moms hard, meaning unborn babies get hit even harder.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Getting A Flu Shot, In One Chart

Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living

We're really sick (ha!) of hearing your lame excuses for why you won't be getting a flu shot. So let's get right to the crux of the matter, shall we? ...

STUDY: Healthy Kids Still Face The Risk Of Death From Flu

Posted 10.28.2013 | Parents

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 10/28/2013 07:28 AM EDT on LiveScience Over the last decade, many children who tragically died ...

Why It's Worth It To Get Your Flu Shot

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

(Corrects spelling throughout to Dr. Michael Jhung instead of Dr. Michael Jhang) By Kathleen Kingsbury Oct 28 (Reuters)...

This Is The Kind Of Flu Shot Best For Seniors

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 10.24.2013 | Fifty

ATLANTA -- ATLANTA (AP) — A new high-dose flu vaccine for seniors works better than the standard shot in that age group, according to a long-awaited...

6 Reasons You Should Get A Flu Shot

Posted 10.04.2013 | Healthy Living

By Laura McMullen for U.S. News In January, the roughly 700 cases of the flu, including a few flu-related deaths, in Boston prompted Mayor Thomas M...

Many Flu Shot Options Available to Older Adults This Season

Jim T. Miller | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Depending on your age, health and personal preference, there are six different ways to get immunized against influenza this year.

Amanda Terkel

Flu Season Just Got Worse Thanks To Sequestration | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Air Force will no longer be giving free flu shots to civilian employees this year, due to the federal budget cuts known as sequestra...

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

Flu Shots Preventing How Many Cases Of Flu?

Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/19/2013 05:08 PM EDT on LiveScience Seasonal flu shots have prevented about 13.6 mi...

Is Flu Vaccine Advice Flawed?

Posted 05.17.2013 | Healthy Living

By Brett Spiegel Public health officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have amped up their push for people to ge...

Why You Should Get The Flu Shot, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Chief Medical Editor for NBC News Dr. Nancy Snyderman thinks you should get the flu shot. When she joined me on Mondays With Marlo, Dr. Snyderman expl...

The View Of Obama's Inauguration From My Kitchen

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 03.24.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

I had planned to go to Washington for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. But then the flu happened, and I decided it would be wiser to stay home than to take the bus to DC from Jersey and stand outside for who knows how many hours, coughing away in the winter weather.

Flu Vaccines Are Only Getting Better

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Fighting the flu may soon get easier. As early as next year, more mode...

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

Posted 01.18.2013 | MarloThomas

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Assault Suspect Busted While Seeking Flu Shot

Posted 01.16.2013 | Weird News

Nathaniel Chambers is feeling a little under the weather. The 27-year-old Connecticut man was busted one week after allegedly committing a violent ...

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. ...

Can't Find A Flu Shot? Here's Why

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living

Flu season has hit the United States hard, with experts predicting it to be the worst in a decade. Now, shortages of the vaccine are being reported....

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?