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The number of flu-related deaths in South Dakota this past season has been the highest since 2004. There were 38 influenza-related deaths in the 2012-13 flu season as of April 27, the latest report, said state Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger. In 2004,...
Tuesday, May 7 I truly hope you were able to catch "Susan's Story," either last night at 6 or today on WDBJ 7 Mornin'. Susan Bahorich bravely shared her personal struggle with ovarian cancer. I am so proud of her for being open and honest with what she is...
Reuters(For other news from Reuters Health Summit, click on http://www.reuters.com/summit/Health13) May 6 (Reuters) - The U.N. World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are already working with samples of the new H7N9...
Have a question for Dr. Blythe? Write to her at AskThePediatrician@tribune.com. For more information on Dr. Blythe, go to pediatricassociates.com. April 29, 2013 Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
The next time you are suffering from a sinus infection or earache, or need a flu shot or sports physical, you will find a growing number of alternatives to making a traditional appointment to see your family doctor. Consider the north side of Mishawaka...
Vision, hearing tests The Department of Health offers vision and hearing screenings in public schools for children in preschool, kindergarten, first and eighth grade, and also for students new to Anne Arundel county schools. Student in the following...
ATLANTA (AP) — It turns out this year's flu shot is doing a startlingly dismal job of protecting senior citizens, the most vulnerable age group. The vaccine is proving only 9 percent effective in people 65 and older against the harsh strain of the...
This season's flu shot seemed to do little to protect people over 65 from the worst and most dominant flu strain spreading around, a small government study found. Vaccinated people in that age group had only a 9 percent lower chance of going to the doctor...
There have been no reported cases of the new H7N9 avian flu in the U.S., officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said Friday. In China, however, the numbers of victims continue to creep up, with 16 people in four provinces having been...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Text message reminders don't increase flu vaccinations in pregnant women, according to a small pilot study. "Text messaging may be effective in some contexts and not in others," lead study author Dr. Michelle Moniz, of the...
South Dakota is being hit hard by the flu this season, with cases, hospitalizations and deaths about double least season’s totals. There have been nearly 950 confirmed cases of influenza in South Dakota this season, more than 330 hospitalizations...
Tribune Media ServicesA recent headline in the Wall Street Journal noted, "More doctors dismissing patients who refuse vaccines for their children." This story was especially interesting to me, as I now only accept new patients who plan to vaccinate their children. This was...
May 14, 2013 |Story| Aberdeen News
May 7, 2013 |Story| WDBJ7
May 6, 2013 |Story| Reuters
Apr 29, 2013 |Story| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Apr 21, 2013 |Column| South Bend Tribune
Apr 19, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Feb 21, 2013 |Story| Petoskey News
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Apr 5, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Mar 28, 2013 |Story| Reuters
Mar 28, 2013 |Story| Aberdeen News
Mar 26, 2013 |Story| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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