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2014-01-14 08:28:02

New Analysis Finds 32 States Fail to Vaccinate at least 40 Percent of Adults 18-64 Years Old WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An analysis released today by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) found that only 35.7 percent of adults ages 18 to 64 years old got the flu shot last season (the most recent period data with available data). By comparison, 56.6 percent of children (ages 6 months to 17 years old) and 66.2 percent of seniors (ages 65 and older) were vaccinated....

2014-01-13 23:25:12

In response to an article published by Daily Herald, Dr. Demetri Gabriel examines 4 tips that could help people, especially young ones, stay healthy during flu season. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 Dr. Demetri Gabriel responds to an article published by Daily Herald on January 6th, which reports on tips to stay healthy during the flu season. According to the Daily Herald article titled “How pros stay healthy in the cold-and-flu season,” flu season can be one of the most risky...

2014-01-10 20:22:01

PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As many states experience an increase in flu cases and flu-related hospitalizations, Safeway is helping customers stay healthy by offering traditional and High Dose (HD) flu vaccines at store pharmacies. In addition, those who get a flu vaccine will receive a 10% off coupon to be used on an entire shopping trip. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130625/SF38175LOGO) "Safeway pharmacy is committed to supporting the efforts of...

2014-01-10 16:22:03

MURRIETA, Calif., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Influenza season is well underway with nearly half the country reporting flu cases. Close to half of the cases being reported in the US are associated with the strain pH1N1 according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC issued an alert about early reports of pH1N1-associated illnesses for 2013-14 Influenza Season with severe cases of respiratory illnesses affecting young and middle-aged adults. Originally called swine flu,...

2014-01-10 11:38:11

Every year, influenza outbreaks claim hundreds of thousands of human lives. Though vaccination against flu is fairly efficient, the disease is difficult to exterminate because of the high evolutionary rate of the flu virus. Every year, new flu strains spread over the planet that differ slightly from those that were common a year before, which helps the virus to escape the immune response, and possibly compromises the efficiency of anti-viral drugs. Furthermore, from time to time, a...

Canada Confirms First H5N1 Bird Flu Case, Death In North America
2014-01-10 06:17:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A strain of avian influenza that has sickened nearly 650 people in China and neighboring regions has now been confirmed in North America. The H5N1 bird flu strain, which has also killed 385 people worldwide, was discovered on January 1, 2014 in a Canadian tourist who had recently returned from China. The patient, who died on January 3 due to complications of the illness, had been in China from Dec 6 through 27 and was symptomatic...

2014-01-09 16:24:54

Northwestern Medicine dispels common flu myths that prevent some from staying healthy CHICAGO, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to the flu and flu shot, there are myths and misunderstandings that can prevent people from staying healthy. While some may consider influenza, commonly known as the flu, to be a more of a nuisance than a serious illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 200,000 people are hospitalized due to...

2014-01-08 23:21:30

Health First (an integrated delivery network) and the Florida Department of Health strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated for the flu to protect themselves and help reduce the spread of this deadly virus. Rockledge, FL (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Two patients with the flu are currently on life support at Brevard County, Florida hospitals and a woman in her late 30s recently passed away from the flu virus. Healthcare facilities across the state are seeing an increase in flu cases and...

2014-01-07 23:27:30

The elderly are especially susceptible to dangerously cold winter weather and it’s important to take extra precautions, says Physician Assistant Dianna Malkowski for The CareGiver Partnership. Neenah, WI (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 The elderly are especially at risk during weather extremes because of limited mobility, instability that can lead to slips and falls, physical changes that make it difficult to regulate body temperature and flu dangers, according to Dianna Malkowski, physician...

2014-01-06 12:27:37

Chicago's MedSpring Immediate Care offers free vaccines each Tuesday in January CHICAGO, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest data released by the CDC shows that flu season has hit early and hard across several regions in the United States. Reports indicate that H1N1, dubbed swine flu, has reemerged after causing significant deaths in 2009. Fortunately, this year's flu vaccine protects against H1N1. To help prevent the spread of influenza, including swine flu, free flu shots will...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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