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2014-03-31 23:31:58

Flu season is still in full swing, and Riverdale Urgent Care knows how to help patients with it. Bronx, NY (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Spring may be here, but that doesn’t mean flu season is over. Riverdale Urgent Care is providing tips on how to treat and prevent the flu and strep throat. These highly contagious ailments, which can be passed through something as simple as a cough or a sneeze, can leave people feeling miserable for many days. That’s why Riverdale Urgent Care is prepared to...

2014-03-27 12:30:08

ATLANTA, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Getting a flu vaccine reduces a child's risk of flu-related intensive care hospitalization by 74 percent, according to a CDC study published today in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. The study is the first to estimate vaccine effectiveness (VE) against flu admissions to pediatric intensive care units (PICU). It illustrates the important protection flu vaccine can provide to children against more serious flu outcomes. CDC...

Self-administration Of Flu Vaccine With A Patch May Be Possible
2014-02-27 08:47:47

John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology The annual ritual of visiting a doctor's office or health clinic to receive a flu shot may soon be outdated, thanks to the findings of a new study published in the journal Vaccine. The research, which involved nearly 100 people recruited in the metropolitan Atlanta area, found that test subjects could successfully apply a prototype vaccine patch to themselves. That suggests the self-administration of vaccines with microneedle patches may one...

2014-02-20 23:25:26

Tian Chao Herbs and Acupuncture is now offering alternative options for individuals seeking to prevent the flu in Sacramento, CA. (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Clinical studies have suggested that using acupuncture as a preventative approach to the common cold and flu can reduce upper respiratory tract infection and shorten the length of illness. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine works by re-balancing the body's systems, regulating the healing energies and enhancing the immune system. When...

2014-02-20 16:26:12

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Families Fighting Flu (FFF) encourages U.S. families to be diligent about flu prevention and get vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months of age and older be vaccinated annually to protect against flu. Recently released data by the CDC showed this season's flu vaccine provides substantial protection against the circulating flu strains with efficacy consistent among all age groups. An...

2014-02-20 12:28:42

Vaccination lowered risk of having to go to the doctor by about 60 percent for people of all ages ATLANTA, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This influenza season was particularly hard on younger- and middle-age adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in today's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. People age 18-64 represented 61 percent of all hospitalizations from influenza--up from the previous three seasons when this age group represented only...

2014-02-18 23:30:08

Wild Mint releases List of 80+ Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu Season to help people stay well without the use of conventional, over-the-counter medications. Plantation, FL (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 To help people fight the cold and flu this season, Wild Mint, an eco-friendly and toxin-free resource for families, released a guide with over 80 natural remedies. The list of remedies, hand selected from a group of well-informed natural living bloggers, covers a variety of recipes and...

2014-02-17 23:04:47

Pittsburgh-based InventHelp is attempting to submit the Mother Natures Remedy to applicable companies for their consideration. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 While many medicines claim to combat the symptoms of cold and flu, they often contain preservatives or other ingredients that may cause undesirable side effects. To the contrary, however, an inventor from South Ozone Park, N.Y., has discovered a safer solution. She created a sample of Mother Natures Remedy to relieve the...

2014-02-13 23:01:52

Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics offers families preventative steps to take in order to stay healthy this flu season. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Staten Island pediatric care center, recommends effective tips for families to stay healthy during this winter’s flu season. Once the weather turns cold, outbreaks of cold and flu cases increase ten-fold, making it hard for families to keep all members healthy. Just this past...

2014-02-11 12:27:16

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the widespread outbreak of the influenza virus in California which now has claimed 24 lives in Sacramento and more than 200 deaths statewide, the American Lung Association in California has joined Assemblymember Richard Pan, M.D. to urge all residents to get a flu vaccination. Influenza, or flu, is a serious viral respiratory illness marked by sudden onset of fever, chills, headache, severe fatigue, dry...