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Friday, Jun 8, 2018

Flu Season Was One of the Deadliest for US Children

Flu Season Was One of the Deadliest for US Children

Flu killed more U.S. children in the past year than during any other regular flu season in recent history. U.S. health officials said Friday that they had received reports of 172 pediatric flu deaths since...

Monday, Mar 19, 2018

Want to Avoid the Flu While Flying? Try a Window Seat

Want to Avoid the Flu While Flying? Try a Window Seat

Worried about catching a cold or the flu on an airplane? Get a window seat, and don't leave it until the flight is over. That's what some experts have been saying for years, and it's perhaps the best advice...

Friday, Feb 16, 2018

Flu Season Shows Signs of Leveling Off

Flu Season Shows Signs of Leveling Off

This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off. Health officials on Friday said about 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other...

Friday, Feb 9, 2018

Flu Season Still Worsening; Now as Bad as 2009 Swine Flu

Flu Season Still Worsening; Now as Bad as 2009 Swine Flu

The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was...

Friday, Feb 2, 2018

Flu Worsens and It's Still Bad Almost Everywhere: CDC

Flu Worsens and It's Still Bad Almost Everywhere: CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the flu season is still underway with reports of additional child and adult deaths in the last week, adding that it had seen higher numbers of hospitalizations...

Friday, Feb 2, 2018

'Wash Your Stinking Hands': Fla. Nurse Warns of 'Funky Flu' in Viral Video

'Wash Your Stinking Hands': Fla. Nurse Warns of 'Funky Flu' in Viral Video

A nurse's Facebook rant about the "cesspool of funky flu" in emergency room waiting areas is getting a lot of attention. "Wash your stinking hands," Katherine Lockler says in a six-minute video that's...

Thursday, Feb 1, 2018

Family Raises Concerns About Tamiflu After Teen's Suicide

Family Raises Concerns About Tamiflu After Teen's Suicide

Tamiflu is a prescription medication that can ease flu symptoms and stop them from getting worse, and it's seen shortages this year amid a fierce outbreak that's killed at least 37 children. But "Today" reports...

Friday, Jan 26, 2018

Flu Widespread Across US for Third Straight Week

Flu Widespread Across US for Third Straight Week

Sick with the flu? You've got a lot of company. The flu blanketed the U.S. again last week for the third straight week. Only Hawaii has been spared. Last week, 1 in 15 doctor visits were for symptoms of...

Friday, Jan 19, 2018

Loma Linda Sets Up Medical Tent Due to Surge in Flu Patients

Loma Linda Sets Up Medical Tent Due to Surge in Flu Patients

As a result of a surge in flu patients, the Loma Linda University Medical Center has set up a triage with a tent equipped with medical necessities.

Friday, Jan 19, 2018

8-Year-Old Boy Gets Brain Infection From Flu in Texas

8-Year-Old Boy Gets Brain Infection From Flu in Texas

The flu epidemic has had life-changing consequences for a Carrollton family in Texas Desiree Buckingham-Ramirez says her 8-year-old son Witten Ramirez is battling a brain infection that doctors say was caused by...

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