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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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CDC: Younger People Especially Affected By Flu This Winter

A report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta indicates that younger Americans were especially affected by influenza this season.

02/20/2014

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Medical Expert: Vaccination Rate Among American Adults ‘Depressingly Low’

Medical experts and officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said that vaccination rates among American adults are far lower than they ought to be.

02/11/2014

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Study: Fever Treatments May Cause More Flu Deaths

A new study has found that fever treatments may cause thousands of more flu deaths each season.

01/26/2014

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CDC: Flu Outbreak Widespread In 35 States

Flu season is ramping up, with illness widespread in at least 35 states. That’s up from 25 in the previous week.

01/10/2014

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Study: Flu Vaccine Less Effective For Men With High Testosterone Levels

Men with higher levels of testosterone are more likely to have very little, or no response to flu vaccines and other defenses against influenza and other infectious diseases.

12/26/2013

In the past decade, more than 40 percent of children who died from the flu were previously healthy children.  (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: More Than 40 Percent Of Child Flu Victims Were Healthy

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that almost half of the 830 children who died from the flu between 2004 and 2012 did not have a high-risk medical condition such as asthma or heart disease, and were otherwise healthy.

10/29/2013

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