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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hospitals across Indiana are tightening visitor restrictions in hopes of preventing the spread of flu, which has claimed the lives of 27 people in the state this season. Indianapolis health officials have asked area hospitals...
Tags: Pharmaceuticals, Disease Prevention, Flu, Symptoms, Health
Here's a big question: When does old age begin? Will 30 years do it? Is being 50 and the holder of an AARP card with senior discounts enough? Both would be wrong guesses. Until recently, I hadn't thought much about it. Yet, I got the answer to this...
Flu season is upon us again, but authorities say it won't exhibit as mild a form this year as in seasons past. On Friday, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially declared flu an epidemic in Maryland and 46 other states, meaning...
Burt Reynolds found himself in in the ICU on Friday after being hospitalized with a nasty case of the flu. The "Boogie Nights" and "Smokey and the Bandit" actor was placed in intensive care because he was "severely dehydrated," a rep told TMZ. Later...
Not only is the news full of the high number of flu cases, so are doctor offices. It is important to take precautions to keep your immune system at its best to decrease your chance of getting sick this season. Therefore, here is some information that...
Tags: Healthy Diet, Coughing, Disease Prevention, Flu, Symptoms
Orlando Opinionators - Orlando SentinelJanuary is cervical cancer awareness month, and at Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando, we are ringing in the new year by talking prevention all month long. Cervical cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer in women. It’s also the most...
Soundboard Music Blog - Orlando SentinelLondon-based indie-folk favorite Mumford & Sons have announced details of the 2013 Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers, a festival-type tour that includes stops in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. On the stateside trek, there will be a...
Valley 610How’s this for random? Allentown's immunization program was recently featured on a Chinese TV news report, officials said Wednesday night. According to health bureau Director Vicky Kistler, crews asked to film the city’s flu immunization...
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...
I waited too long. It isn't worth it anymore for me to get the flu shot. Flu season still has many a week to thrive. It typically lasts from December through March. Getting a flu shot now will protect you for the rest of the season. I already had...
On a ridge in Echo Park, the fungus kingdom has established a small beachhead in Mary Steffens’ side yard. She’s growing shiitake, the iconic tree mushroom native to China and beloved in Japan. For many backyard mycologists, shiitake was the...
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