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  1. Categories: Flu & Pandemic

    Be Careful: Flu Season is NOT over yet

    The 2014-2015 Flu Season is not over yet - Flu activity is still high across most of the country with flu illnesses, hospitalizations and even deaths elevated. This current Flu season will probably continue for several more weeks. While this year's flu vaccine is not working as well as usual against some H3N2 viruses, vaccination can still protect some people and reduce...
  2. Categories: Child Safety & Flu & Pandemic

    Flu Epidemic

    It is the New Year, but flu season has already officially crossed the epidemic threshold, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fifteen children have died across the country from influenza, as the number of states reporting a "high" level of influenza activity jumped from 13 to 22 in one week. The determination follows an earlier warning from the agency...
  3. Categories: Flu & Pandemic

    Flu Season 2014-2015

    What should you expect during Cold and Flu Season this year? The 2014-2015 Influenza Season is coming. While Flu viruses are constantly changing nobody knows (not the CDC, nor WHO, nor You!) what to expect for each coming Flu Season - a new strain could be especially virulent, or comparatively weak. It is not unusual for new flu viruses to appear...
  4. Categories: General Safety Topics & Flu & Pandemic

    Foods that help Fight the Flu

    You know what flu season means — get a flu shot and do whatever you can to stay healthy. These foods (and teas) can help you fend off the flu, and eat and drink well too. 9 Natural Flu-Fighting Foods Eating and drinking right can help boost your immune system Regardless how you feel about flu vaccinations - with or...
  5. Categories: Health Tips & Flu & Pandemic

    Influenza News and Highlights

    FLU TIME! Think about it and spread the knowledge, not the Bug! See our Cold and Flu Products!  
  6. Categories: General Safety Topics, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors, Health Tips, Info News & Flu & Pandemic

    Flu Fighters

    OK - you may think we repeat ourselves.. we talk a lot about Flu this time of year... There is a reason we go on about Flu this, Flu that... it is a serious illness that spreads - often to pandemic proportions, and it is EASY to avoid... Flu season has begun! Are you protected? The flu is a contagious...
  7. Categories: Info News & Flu & Pandemic

    Flu Time

    It is Flu Season - Again...yes, it happens every year. Just think how lucky we are that the Flu is our major concern each Fall. Lucky? - True, Influenza can be fatal, Flu can spread to Pandemic or Epidemic proportions, but it is not that many years ago that we still had annual "Polio Season". Whew, I'll deal with the Flu! Some things to know about Influenza... • The flu vaccine cannot cause the flu. The viruses in the vaccine are either killed or weakened, which means they cannot cause infection. • If given during pregnancy, the flu shot has been shown to protect both the mother and her baby (up to age 6 months) from flu. • You can take 3 steps to fight flu: get vaccinated, practice healthy habits, and take antiviral medications if prescribed. Continue reading →
  8. Categories: Flu & Pandemic

    The Flu and YOU!

    Some helpful information for Avoiding the Flu this year... Visit CDC-INFO for other language versions of these documents, or call 1-800-CDC-INFO. Flu and You This document is a basic overview of seasonal flu. Flu and You describes the symptoms of flu, how flu is spread, how to prevent flu, and signs and symptoms that suggest severe illness. English   Spanish   Cleaning to...
  9. Categories: Info News & Flu & Pandemic

    Who is watching the Spread of Flu while CDC is Shut Down?

    Flu Watch is a BIG responsibility of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - with the Government shut down - who is monitoring the spread of Influenza this Fall? Athenahealth to Monitor Flu Activity During Government Shutdown During the government shutdown, health IT vendor athenahealth plans to monitor flu activity and issue updates accordingly. Such activity normally is conducted...
  10. Categories: Child Safety, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors, Health Tips, Info News & Flu & Pandemic

    Innovations Expand Types of Seasonal Flu Vaccines

    Many of the projected 135-139 million doses of influenza vaccines being produced for this flu season for use in the U.S. are now available to consumers from six manufacturers licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A variety of flu vaccines, including some that were not available during past influenza seasons, are available this year. This includes a vaccine...

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