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Flu Season

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

Marki Flannery | Posted 12.11.2014 | 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 12.01.2014 | 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 11.25.2014 | 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 Grandparents.com 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...

Flu Season Hits Mexico With Death Toll Over 300 In 2014

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 02.06.2014 | Latino Voices

There have been 314 confirmed deaths in Mexico from influenza during the first month of 2014, according to the Health Secretariat in the country, and ...

It's Official: 'We're In The Thick Of Flu Season'

AP | Posted 01.10.2014 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA (AP) — Flu season is ramping up, with illness widespread in at least 35 states. That's up from 25 in the previous week. A flu expert with t...

An Experienced Mom's Tricks For Surviving Stomach Flu Season

Julie Cole | Posted 03.05.2014 | Parents
Julie Cole

Some people beam when their kids get a gold medal in a sport or win a spelling bee. My pride comes from knowing that I had 19 rounds of vomit in our house and every single kid hit a toilet or bucket every single time.

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.

5 Strategies to Minimize (Or Better Yet, Avoid) Cold and Flu Season

JJ Virgin | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

Along with colder weather, the cold and flu season has arrived, but you needn't succumb. I've developed an arsenal of tactics to reduce symptoms and recover faster -- and if you're lucky, bypass it altogether -- so a simple sneeze doesn't derail your weekend plans.

Flu Is Off To A Normal Start This Year, Health Officials Say

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 12.13.2013 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials say the flu season seems to be getting off to more normal start this year. Reports of the flu have been increasing,...

WATCH: Do At-Home Cold Remedies Really Work?

Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living

One of the biggest goals of this season -- beside finding the best gift for everyone on your shopping list -- is steering clear of colds and the flu. ...

Office Flu Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

With flu season in high gear, here are a few commonly asked questions for those in the corporate environment.

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.

Antibacterial Products: More Harm Than Good

Kristin Wartman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Wartman

Make it a priority to avoid all antibacterial products -- including that antibacterial soap you thought would keep you and your kids from getting the flu. Good old fashioned soap and water works just fine.

Read This Before Getting A Flu Shot

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sheryl Kraft | Posted 10.04.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com It's that time of year—flu shot season. But before you head to your doctor, pharmacy, or clinic to get your annual ...

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.

Yolanda Machado

7 Lessons From Abuelita To Prepare For Flu Season

HuffingtonPost.com | Yolanda Machado | Posted 08.30.2013 | Latino Voices

When my daughter was four months old, she got her first cold. I was a panicked new mom, 3000 miles away from my own family and didn't have a clue what...

How Climate May Affect Flu's Spread

Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living

For anyone who's ever suspected that flu spreads more easily in certain kinds of climes than others, you may be on to something. The National Inst...