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2013-10-15 23:24:56

A Suite of Homeopathic Medicines Debut on Retail Shelves in Time to Combat Cold and Flu Season Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Heel Inc. – a pharmaceutical company, which makes medicines from ingredients found in nature – today announced the launch of the Reboost™ product line, which includes four of the company’s trusted homeopathic cold, cough and flu products. The product line is now available at a variety of fine natural health stores and pharmacies, including Whole...

2013-10-14 12:24:45

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With flu season upon us, there are several simple actions Ohioans can take to avoid influenza and keep families healthy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130927/CL88116LOGO ) "One of the best methods of influenza protection for almost every family member is to get a flu shot as soon as possible," Ronald Charles, M.D., vice president of medical affairs, Buckeye Community Health Plan, said. Dr. Charles recommends that every family member...

2013-10-14 08:24:58

Immunization Clinic Providing Vaccines for Houston City Officials and Other Residents HOUSTON, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Houston Vaccines, a full-service immunization clinic, has recently become an approved vendor for the City of Houston, and completed a multi-week campaign for the Public Works & Engineering Department, providing flu vaccines to the 3,800 employees in the department. To celebrate this accomplishment, Houston Vaccines has begun offering flu shots for...

2013-10-09 23:00:38

While it is important to get vaccinated against the flu virus as early as possible, it is never too late to reap the benefits of this vaccine. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Protect Yourself and Your Family from the Flu This Season While it is important to get vaccinated against the flu virus as early as possible, it is never too late to reap the benefits of this vaccine. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the peak months for the spread of the...

2013-10-09 11:43:40

The current influenza (flu) vaccination policy in England and Wales should be expanded to target 5 to 16-year-olds in order to further reduce the number of deaths from flu, according to a study by UK researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The results of the study by Marc Baguelin and colleagues from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in the UK, Public Health England, and Athens University of Economics and Business, show that the current flu vaccination policy...

2013-10-09 08:27:46

Doctor's Experience as Immunologist, Virologist and Dad Leads to new Product JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Swype Shield, a physician-invented cold and flu prevention product, killed more than 99 percent of 25 cold and flu viruses in lab testing. The clear gel is safely and conveniently applied on the nostrils, which is where cold and flu viruses most often enter the body. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131009/PH94215LOGO) "My experience as an...

2013-10-08 08:29:54

MedSpring offering $19 flu shots AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Last year's flu season was one of the worst in nearly ten years, according to the CDC. Hospitals across Texas were forced to turn away hundreds of patients suffering from the flu due to facility overcrowding. The CDC recommends that people ages six months and older receive flu shots to reduce the likelihood of experiencing a similar outbreak. "Last year's influenza season was a reminder of just how serious...

2013-10-07 16:24:43

Customers get 10% off of an entire shopping trip for getting a flu vaccine at store pharmacies PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY), a retail sector leader in health and wellness, is continuing its commitment to the health of its customers by offering traditional and High Dose (HD) vaccines nationwide. In addition, those who get a flu vaccine will receive a 10% off coupon to be used on an entire shopping trip. (Photo:...

2013-10-03 23:28:51

Families in the Austin metro area will receive all study-related flu vaccines and office visits at no cost and financial compensation will be provided for those who complete all required office visits. Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 The Pediatric Center of Round Rock and Tekton Research, an Austin TX medical research facility, have begun a flu vaccine clinical trial that is designed to find more effective vaccines to protect families from the influenza virus. Families in the Austin...

2013-10-03 12:26:47

Retailer cites easy availability and increased demand for the vaccination GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Meijer pharmacists anticipate administering 40 percent more flu shots this season than last, saying that its walk-in services and new options for flu shots are making it easier - and more appealing - for families to get vaccinated. "Meijer customers know that we're making it easy for them to take care of their families by offering walk-in services and a variety of...