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Flu Vaccination

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!

Who Benefits More From The Flu Vaccine: Men Or Women?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Joseph Brownstein, LiveScience Contributor Published: 12/24/2013 09:30 AM EST on LiveScience Women have a stronger immune response than men ...

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)...

Yes, People Do Die From The Flu Every Year

Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

The current flu season already has claimed the lives of 29 children, the CDC said Friday. The flu was associated with 829 children's deaths between 2004 and last year, CNN reported in October.

Should I Get a Flu Shot Every Year?

Quora | Posted 03.17.2013 | Health News
Quora

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. ...

10,000 Watchdogs Stand Guard Against the Flu

Julielynn Wong, M.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Julielynn Wong, M.D.

A free website and mobile app -- called Flu Near You -- helps people find nearby places to get a flu shot, enrolls people to act as flu watchdogs, and allows them to track flu activity in their neighborhood so they can protect their loved ones.

Same Flu Shot, Less Ouch?

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.06.2011 | Healthy Living

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- It's flu vaccine time again - and some lucky shot-seekers will find that the needle has shrunk....

Flu Shots: Public Health Begins With You

William Schaffner, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
William Schaffner, M.D.

One person's illness puts the health of the entire community at risk. This year, the national struggle to revamp our health care system has spotlighted the link between personal and public health.

Flu Shots: Panacea or Propaganda?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Hyman, MD

Vaccinations are a medical procedure and should be subject to the same standard of evidence and rigorous scientific inquiry before strong recommendations are made for their global application by government institutions.

1 In 3 Americans Already Got A Flu Shot This Year

AP | STEPHANIE NANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — As the flu season gets under way, about 1 in 3 Americans have already been vaccinated, health officials reported Friday. That's about ...

What To Do About Flu? Get Vaccinated

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

Nothing in medicine and little in life is perfectly safe. Harm from the flu vaccine is possible, but a highly remote risk.

Should Flu Vaccines Be Mandatory For Health Care Professionals?

Dr. Bob Sears | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Bob Sears

We should all have the freedom to choose between a flu vaccine and risking the disease. Patients who come into a doctor's office or hospital take a small risk every time, but not primarily from the doctor.

Time To Get Your Flu Shot, But Just One This Year

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — It's flu-shot season already, and for the first time health authorities are urging nearly everyone to get vaccinated. There is even...

Microneedles May Make Getting Flu Shots Easier

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — One day your annual flu shot could come in the mail. At least that's the hope of researchers developing a new method of vaccine de...