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This Flu Rx May Really Work
Coughing, fever, aches and pains. Flu symptoms can be miserable. Good news, though — a medication may shorten that misery.
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.
Flu Vaccine Vanquished Virus for Millions
The flu vaccine may have kept millions of people in the United States flu-free last year.
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.
New Flu Rx Under FDA Review
The flu sends about 200,000 people to the hospital every year in the US, prompting research into treatment. Now, the FDA is looking at a new treatment that may reduce flu symptoms.
CDC Officials Recommended Flu Shots
The heat is still beating down in the last days of summer, but autumn is just around the corner. That means flu season is lurking around the bend as well.