Flu

Health professionals inspect the case sheet of a flu patient.  (credit: NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Staying Home And Watching TV May Help Reduce Flu Spread

Staying home and watching TV during a flu epidemic may help reduce the spread of the virus, a new study finds.

01/26/2015

State officials say three children in Tennessee have died of complications from the flu in the last month. ( Photo by Jack Kearse/Emory University via Getty Images)

3 Tenn. Children Die From Flu Complications In Last Month

State officials say three children in Tennessee have died of complications from the flu in the last month.

12/30/2014

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Here’s How To Keep Healthy This Flu Season

There are some simple and effective strategies to keep healthy this flu season.

10/22/2014

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Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict

Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.

10/22/2014

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Ebola Q & A With Dekalb District Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Ford

How do you get Ebola? Who is at risk for contracting Ebola? Dr. S. Elizabeth Ford, the DeKalb County District Health Director answers those questions and much more. President Barack Obama has warned against Ebola […]

WAOK-AM–10/21/2014

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CDC Recommending Vaccination To Combat Seasonal Flu

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending people get immunized as soon as vaccines are available for the upcoming flu season.

09/26/2014

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Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.

09/12/2014

CDC study finds doctors not always prescribing the best treatments to fight the flu virus. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

CDC: Antibiotics May Have Been Wrongly Prescribed For Influenza

New study finds doctors may be giving inappropriate treatments to patients with flu virus.

07/18/2014

The "Spanish" flu pandemic of 1918 killed an estimated 50 million people around the world. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Report: Bird Flu Could Mutate Into Deadly Human Pandemic

Researchers found spontaneous mutations that could turn a bird flu virus into something much more deadly to humans.

06/11/2014

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Report: Millions Of Dollars Wasted On Flu Drugs

Researchers have found that millions of dollars are wasted on flu drugs whose effectiveness is in doubt.

04/10/2014

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