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Swine Flu Pandemic

Would Ted Cruz Blame Reagan for the Failed Iran Hostage Rescue?

John A. Tures | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

We could blame Ike for starting the Korean War, knock George W. Bush for not stopping the USS Cole bombing, accuse Bill Clinton of not stopping the L.A. Riots of 1992 or even blame Reagan for the 1980 recession. Or presidential candidates could learn to see when the job that they aspire to actually begins.

The Parenting Fear I Couldn't Escape -- And Still Apologize For

Julia Fierro | Posted 05.25.2014 | Parents
Julia Fierro

We laugh about it now. Still, I find myself apologizing now and then, despite the years that have passed, because I haven't completely forgiven myself.

The News About Tamiflu: It Doesn't Work

David H. Newman, M.D. | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
David H. Newman, M.D.

Forget everything you've heard about the benefits of Tamiflu, the Roche corporation's blockbuster influenza drug. A new analysis that includes previously-unpublished trials offers a fresh, and very unflattering, perspective.

How Slum Residents Fight Against Malaria, TB, Dengue Fever and Swine Flu

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

With health care facilities remote or non-existent, medication unavailable or unaffordable, health knowledge shaky, and caregivers in short supply, how can informal communities keep contagion in check?

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...

How Many People Actually Got Swine Flu During The 2009 Pandemic?

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - At least one in five people worldwide were infected with swine flu during the first year of...

Lynne Peeples

Flu Pandemics May Be Linked To Weather Patterns, Researchers Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.17.2012 | Green

A shifting global climate pattern could portend a flu pandemic, and possibly an opportunity to stop the virus early, a study suggests. The link, a...

Contagion Grips 'Flublogia'

Peter Christian Hall | Posted 12.06.2011 | New York
Peter Christian Hall

What, I've been wondering, do the real flu bloggers -- who don't even accept advertising on their sites, lest an ad for Tamiflu sap pop up next to a story on antivirals -- think of Contagion's greedy Alan Krumwiede?

A Hidden Epidemic

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ray Suarez

Like any society on earth, the United States has to decide how to spend public money. Simple as that: economy, from a Greek word meaning household man...

'Tis the Season to Fight Flu Fatigue

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeffrey Levi

In the midst of flu season, we, at the Trust for America's Health, want to remind everyone that a flu shot is good for you and those around you...your...

Swine Flu: What To Do?

Dr. Frank Lipman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Frank Lipman

From what you may have read, you might think that the swine flu vaccine is the answer to swine flu. Unfortunately this is not true and until we know that the vaccine is safe, I cannot in good conscience recommend it to most of my patients.

The Tamiflu in the Closet

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia DeSanctis

The topic of swine flu is getting nudged from the front page by stories that are actually and quantifiably big. For the moment, the networks are shedd...

CDC: E.Coli Food Poisoning Down Last Year

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Americans suffered a bit less food poisoning last year. There were significant drops in illnesses from shigella and the most dangerou...

WHO: Pharma Interests Didn't Influence Flu Verdict

AP | ELIANE ENGELER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

GENEVA — The head of the World Health Organization said Tuesday that her decisions about swine flu were not influenced by advisers' links to pha...

WHO Chief Says Swine Flu Is Still A Pandemic

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

GENEVA — The head of the World Health Organization says swine flu is still a pandemic even though the period of most intense activity appears to...

Is Our Health Care System a Homeland Security Liability?

Peter Katona | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Katona

As the earthquake in Haiti reminds us, large-scale disasters often occur without warning and, can tax global medical resources and logistics capabilities to the brink.

Global Health Diplomacy and the Muslim World: How Haiti Will Heal Us

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Collaborative work is emblematic of the increasingly important field of global health diplomacy and the Muslim world has an enormous role to play in this new conversation.

Obama Declares Swine Flu A National Emergency

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON � President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency, giving his health chief the power to let hospitals move em...

Mandatory Flu Vaccines For Health Care Workers Halted

nytimes.com | Sewell Chan and Anemona Hartocollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A judge on Friday halted enforcement of a New York State directive requiring that all health care workers be vaccinated for swine flu. ...

Record Swine Flu Cases In CA, Just In Time For Free Vaccinations To End

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Some contradictory news on the swine flu front today. ABC 7 reports that LA County is ending its free vaccination program early next week. With ...

Talking to Kids About Swine Flu...Without Scaring Them Silly

Danielle Wood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Danielle Wood

It's up to parents to give kids the information they need to stay calm, and hopefully healthy, in the face of the swine flu pandemic. To start, here are five swine flu myths to address.

Parents: Vaccinate Your Children

Anne Mai Bertelsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anne Mai Bertelsen

Parents born after 1970 don't know about these diseases first hand. They have the luxury of protection and ignorance: they grew up with vaccines and without pandemics.

Why Don't We Have a Surgeon General?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

There is something terribly wrong when a political minority can hold up a nomination that has the potential to affect a nation's health.

Swine Flu Fears Shut Down St. Charles East High School

NBC Chicago | STEVE BRYANT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A suburban high school is shutting down until Monday after 900+ students called in sick with flu-like symptoms on Tuesday, according to a school super...

Are We Ready for a Flu Pandemic?

Rep. Edolphus Towns | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rep. Edolphus Towns

With the height of the flu season quickly approaching and our children heading back into the classroom, I recently led a full Committee hearing to examine the Obama Administration's Flu Vaccine program.