Flu

First flu hospitalizations at St. Luke's are people who did not get vaccine

11 hours ago   |   The Morning Call

Seven people who did not get the flu vaccine have been hospitalized at St. Luke's University Health Network hospitals, which should be a warning for everyone to get vaccinated...
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American Red Cross hosts holiday blood drive at Baxter Arena

American Red Cross hosts holiday blood drive at Baxter Arena

1 day ago   |   KETV

Experts say blood donations decline during winter months due to inclement weather, people busy with holiday shopping and flu season. The American Red Cross hosted a blood...
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Regular flu shots may save heart failure patients' lives

1 day ago   |   Science Daily

Compared with skipping a flu shot, getting a flu shot was associated with an 18 percent reduced risk of premature death among newly-diagnosed heart failure patients. Moreover...
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Nebraska reports first flu deaths of the season

Nebraska reports first flu deaths of the season

4 days ago   |   KETV

The first flu-related deaths this season have been reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Both people were over 65.
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NC records fifth flu death this season

NC records fifth flu death this season

5 days ago   |   WRAL

One more North Carolina resident died of a flu-related illness last week, the state Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday.
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40% of Americans Don't Plan to Get a Flu Shot. They're Putting Others at Risk

5 days ago   |   Time

Each year, doctors and public health officials urge virtually every American to get a flu shot. But a new poll suggests that many people don't plan to follow that advice. As of...
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It's not too late to get your flu shot this year

6 days ago   |   ABC

If you haven't gotten a flu shot yet, it's not too late. And now - before the holidays - is a good time to get vaccinated.
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Opinion: The incredibly unpopular idea that could stem opioid deaths

6 days ago   |   The Morning Call

For the second time in three years, U.S. life expectancy has declined. The last time that happened, World War I was raging in Europe and a virulent flu pandemic was ravaging...
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A new approach to studying the flu

8 days ago   |   Science Daily

A clever repurposing of a biological tool gives researchers new clues as to how the flu remains so successful.
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Brainstorm Health: Editas CRISPR Study, Blood Pressure Drug Recalls, Measles and Ebola Outbreaks

11 days ago   |   Fortune

Happy Friday, readers. There are many elements that influence the spread of infectious diseases. Cold, dry climates can propagate the flu ; warmer, more humid ones can give...
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Ex-Trump adviser Michael Flynn argues against prison time in Russia...

Ex-Trump adviser Michael Flynn argues against prison time in Russia investigation

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Official: Gunman killed 3, several wounded after shooting at Christmas...

Official: Gunman killed 3, several wounded after shooting at Christmas market in France

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2 dead, several wounded in shooting at Christmas market in France

2 dead, several wounded in shooting at Christmas market in France

French prosecutor's office say a terror investigation has been opened in the shooting. Read more ...

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Mysterious texts sent from missing mom's phone 3 days after she disappeared

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Delta has banned all emotional support animals on long flights

Delta has banned all emotional support animals on long flights

Delta Air Lines announced on Monday that certain emotional support and service animals have been banned from flying on board its airline. Emotional support animal s have been... Read more ...

Orioles tab Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde as new manager: Reports

Orioles tab Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde as new manager: Reports

The Baltimore Orioles, coming off an MLB-worst 115 losses in 2018, are turning to Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde to succeed Buck Showalter as manager, according to reports. The... Read more ...