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2014-01-29 23:32:21

Health and Harmony LLC now offers a natural way to increase the immune system, gain added protection against the flu, and offset the unwanted side effects that so many prescription drugs can cause with a natural, nonaddictive immune booster created by world-renowned immunologist Dr. Yasuhiko Kojima. Peoria, IL (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Health and Harmony LLC now offers a natural way to increase the immune system, gain added protection against the flu, and offset the unwanted side effects...

2014-01-24 12:23:32

E.R. Expert & DRTOHELP.COM Founder Dr. James Kojian warns about incorrect usages of anti-virals, antibiotics, not treating fever and coughs correctly, and not knowing when to treat a condition aggressively LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The flu season is in full swing starting mostly in the second week of January when emergency rooms are more busy than usual with patient with flu like symptoms. Dr. James Kojian, E.R. expert and founder of DRTOHELP.COM, warns the...

2014-01-24 11:28:51

Currently approved flu vaccines are less effective in the elderly, yet an estimated 90% of influenza-related deaths occur in people over 65. A paper published on January 23rd in PLOS Pathogens reports on the challenges scientists encountered when they were trying to develop a better flu vaccine. Because immune systems in older people are generally less responsive to vaccination, Jay Evans and colleagues from GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines in Hamilton, USA, were testing so-called...

2014-01-23 16:24:57

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Jan., 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year, Americans will suffer approximately one billion colds[1] and as many as one in five Americans will suffer from the flu.[2] For the millions of Americans who will turn to over-the-counter (OTC) medicines for relief, McNeil Consumer Healthcare ("McNeil"), the maker of TYLENOL®, has launched an enhanced consumer education website, GETRELIEFRESPONSIBLY.COM, to help sufferers get relief from their symptoms responsibly....

Flu Medicine Helps Spread Virus
2014-01-22 10:13:47

[ Watch the Video: Can OTC Meds Contribute To The Spread Of Flu? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you’re one of the unlucky individuals to experience flu season first-hand, you may want to skip the flu medications altogether, as a new research review published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B has found that these drugs can aid the spread of the influenza virus. Over-the-counter flu medicines typically include ibuprofen, acetaminophen and...

2014-01-21 23:00:19

Interim measures triggered by rising flu rates go into effect on Jan. 22. San Diego (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 In an effort to protect patients and staff from the flu, Scripps Health is putting in place a number of interim visitor restrictions at its five hospital campuses in San Diego County. “With cases of H1N1 influenza rising quickly in the area, we are taking precautionary measures to limit the risk of infection in our hospitals,” said Scripps Chief Medical Officer James LaBelle,...

2014-01-16 23:01:12

With cases of seasonal flu rising quickly, Scripps Health is reminding local residents of some basic tips for keeping influenza at bay and dealing with the illness if it strikes. San Diego (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 With cases of seasonal flu rising quickly, Scripps Health is reminding local residents of some basic tips for keeping influenza at bay and dealing with the illness if it strikes. “The sudden surge in local flu cases this year might have caught some people off guard, but there...

2014-01-16 14:28:36

New avenues for influenza control suggested by identification of an enzyme that plays a crucial role in resistance to the infection McGill researchers, led by Dr. Maya Saleh of the Department of Medicine, have identified an enzyme, cIAP2 that helps the lungs protect themselves from the flu by giving them the ability to resist tissue damage. “It’s a discovery that offers exciting new avenues for controlling influenza, since until now attempts to target the virus itself have proven...

2014-01-16 00:21:55

Urgent Care centers offering front line perspectives on this year's flu season. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- MD Now Medical Centers, a leading provider of urgent care services in Florida today announced its 2013-2014 flu outlook. MD Now Urgent Care has treated patients with influenza and influenza-like illness throughout its many Urgent Care Centers in South Florida. The numbers of those treated rose during the month of December and expectations are that the...

2014-01-15 12:26:36

Select Meijer pharmacies in Michigan participate in regional patient care study to provide testing, medications quicker for common illnesses GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As health officials across the Midwest warn against the widespread reach of the flu virus, select Meijer pharmacies in Michigan will offer free diagnostic testing for influenza and strep throat to eligible patients, enabling Meijer pharmacists to administer tests and, in some cases, fill the matching...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'