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Flu 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

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...

What I Learned From Living Alone With The Flu

Next Avenue | Posted 01.29.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Jane Gross Weakened by the flu and challenged by a homeowner nightmare, our columnist finds reserves of strength ...

5 Ways To Look Better When You're Sick

Posted 01.29.2013 | Style

If you weren't a casualty of the flu this year, consider yourself lucky. Since it's almost guaranteed that we're going to get sick sometime this winte...

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....

Lynne Peeples

Flu Victims 'Sharing Secretions' In Schools, Churches

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Lynne Peeples

Flu Hits Poor Communities Harder, But Disparity Threatens The Wealthy Too

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living

The 1918 flu killed more poor people than rich. The same affinity for inequity may be raising the 2013 flu's toll -- on the rich and poor alike. B...

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...

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...

Cuomo Declares Public Health Emergency To Combat Flu

Reuters | Posted 03.14.2013 | New York

Jan 12 (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency on Saturday, giving pharmacists permission to administer flu va...

Lynne Peeples

Fretting The Flu: Outbreak Catches Many Americans Off-Guard

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.11.2013 | Healthy Living

Sarah Yokubaitis put off getting the flu vaccine. "To tell you the truth, I'm terrified of needles," said Yokubaitis, as she sat in a waiting line...

7 Common Flu Myths, Busted

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 01.11.2013 | Healthy Living

Your mom warned you about going outside without a coat (or with a wet head). Was she right to worry?

How To Know You Have The Flu -- And When It's Time To See The Doctor

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 01.11.2013 | Healthy Living

With news spreading that this year's flu virus may be more severe than in years past, it's understandable to feel some anxiety. In fact, the CDC is r...

Flu Cases Filling So Cal Hospitals

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 03.12.2013 | Los Angeles

Emergency departments and doctor's offices across Southern California are bracing for a flood of patients suffering with the same wave of influenza an...

13 States Where Flu Is Not Yet "Intense"

Katy Hall | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living

If you live on the East Coast or most places in the middle of the country, you're probably already facing "intense" flu activity. For people in the 13...