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Influenza is an Epidemic in 22 States
As more states report flu cases and hospitalizations climb, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared the flu an epidemic.
High-Dose Flu Shot Boosted Immunity in Elderly
A high-dose flu vaccine isn’t any more fun than the regular version, but if you have to be stuck with a needle to prevent the flu, it’s nice to know it works well.
BioCryst's Rapivab Receives FDA Approval for the Treatment of Acute Uncomplicated Influenza
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (Nasdaq:BCRX) a pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of treatments for rare and infectious diseases, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved RAPIVAB (peramivir injection), an intravenous (i.v.) neuraminidase inhibitor for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza in patients 18 years and older who have been symptomatic for no more than two days.
Flu Vaccine Vanquished Virus for Millions
The flu vaccine may have kept millions of people in the United States flu-free last year.
Taking Action Against the Flu
Are you ready for flu season? It's already upon us, and many Americans haven't properly prepared. A few simple steps can get you and your family ready to take on the flu.
Staying Flu-Free on Vaccination Week
Have you gotten your flu shot yet? It may be the best way to keep yourself flu-free this season, experts say.
Flu Immunizations Up, Hospitalizations Down in Children
Kids aren't the biggest fans of vaccinations — particularly the needles that come with them. But those needles may be keeping many kids free from the flu and out of the hospital.
CDC Talks Flu: Vaccine Still Offers Protection
It's flu season again, and the experts are reminding people to get vaccinated.
CDC Reports Americans Living Longer Than Ever
Americans may be living longer than ever before. In a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, measures of life span were up and rates of death were down.
Time for Change - 8 Fall Tips
With school in full swing and the start of flu season right around the corner, autumn marks a time for change. Keep healthy with the tips for the fall season.