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2014-10-30 23:14:07

Popular models of respiratory ventilators now available through DRE Medical. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 DRE Medical — a leading medical equipment distributor — is expanding its inventory to help medical facilities develop their contingency plans for possible equipment shortages during this year’s flu season. The upswing of patients at peak flu season often strains the ventilator capacity of ICUs around the country. Last year, nearly a dozen hospitals in Chicago had to...

2014-10-30 12:30:36

Coverage for Pneumococcal Vaccine Needed for Flu Season WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In August, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) made a decision to recommend a pneumococcal vaccine, PCV13, to seniors and other at-risk populations. ACIP's off-cycle meeting and prompt decision was to ensure that the updated recommendation was in place in time for this year's flu season. Following the decision, the recommendation was sent to the Centers for...

2014-10-29 23:14:33

Colds and the flu are respiratory illnesses that disrupt the daily productive routines of busy families each year. Counter the consequences of these illnesses with easy-to-read materials packed with tips about avoiding and treating colds, flus and more. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 For many people, getting a cold or the flu is an annoying experience with the added inconvenience of missing days of work or school. For other people, many illnesses such as flu can cause serious and...

2014-10-29 23:10:45

On Wednesday, October 29th from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, the Medical Center of Marin (MCoM) will be administering 50 complimentary flu shots donated by the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services (MCDHHS) to the elderly uninsured/underinsured population at Whistlestop Active Aging Center in San Rafael, CA, in the Caboose Room on a Drop-in only basis. Corte Madera, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 On Wednesday, October 29th from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, the Medical Center of Marin (MCoM)...

2014-10-28 12:30:48

MONTREAL, Oct. 28, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - A.Vogel's Echinaforce® has been keeping Canadians' immune systems strong for over 50 years. Now with the addition of three new products to our clinically proven Health Canada claims for the prevention and treatment of cold and flu, we just got better. Each winter, seasonal viruses put millions of people out of commission. With these ever so dreaded infections at our doorstep once again, immunity is the magic word. Unless you live in a bubble,...

2014-10-24 23:05:01

New line of air purifiers eliminates up to 99.7% of viruses and air pollutants with exclusive Samsung SPi technology Billerica, MA (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 With cold and flu season fast approaching, a revolutionary new air purification technology has come to market—one that for the first time proactively and efficiently cleans the air with disinfecting ions. Virus Zero (http://www.viruszero.com) neutralizes up to 99.7% of viruses, bacteria and other harmful contaminants using exclusive,...

2014-10-16 23:10:02

Recent studies looking at the relationship between probiotics and the flu provide further evidence that probiotics are useful for the prevention of respiratory tract infections and boosting the flu vaccine effectiveness. GI for Life urges parents to educate themselves regarding the benefits of probiotic supplementation. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Flu season is upon us, and now is the time to take defensive measures to stay healthy this flu season. Having probiotics stocked...

2014-10-15 23:10:58

Fusing tried-and-tested principles of social psychology with the ubiquity of social media, Evive Health is helping people across 50 states tackle the seasonal bug in a new way. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Leader in health care communications Evive Health has gone all social for this year's flu season. Fusing tried-and-tested principles of social psychology with the ubiquity of social media, the Chicago-based health engagement specialist is helping people across 50 states...

2014-10-15 08:31:48

TYLENOL® SMILING IT FORWARD(TM) Ambassador & Pediatrician Tanya Altmann, MD Provides Tips For Keeping the Family Healthy During Cold & Flu Season FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no secret that cold and flu season can be one of the most worrisome times for new moms. According to a recent survey conducted by Mom Central in partnership with the makers of TYLENOL®, 52% of moms agree that a baby's first fever is the most challenging motherhood moment, and 82% report they...

2014-10-14 23:13:46

Bedford-Stuyvesant clinic hosts a community celebration around getting vaccinated. Brooklyn, New York (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 Prominis wants to see if the Bedford-Stuyvesant community can work together to beat the flu for the 2014-2015 flu season. New York State has suffered through intense flu epidemics, with numbers of infected people climbing higher than 30,000. Healthcare workers across the state have been making every effort to encourage people to get vaccinated. Prominis is...


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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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