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2013-12-05 23:32:34

A new guideline released Thursday by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) notes that most people with compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to illness and should receive the flu shot and other vaccinations. New Hyde Park, NY (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 A new guideline released Thursday by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) notes that most people with compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to illness and should receive the flu shot and...

2013-12-05 23:21:17

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) and the Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition (CIIC) emphasize need for strong recommendations from all healthcare professionals as a key step to increase annual influenza (flu) vaccine uptake in children. Bethesda, Maryland (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 In support of National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 8 to December 14), the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) and the Childhood Influenza Immunization...

2013-11-29 23:24:58

FastCare, an urgent care center in south Florida, announces flu shots with no appointment needed. Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 While traditional hospital or doctor visits for flu immunization can mean long wait times, rushed appointments and expensive care, the urgent care centers in south Florida provide many of the same services, minus surgery and life-threatening emergency services, with reasonable waiting times and prices. This is not only convenient for common people, but for...

2013-11-29 23:04:23

Lean On Life, a leading healthy lifestyle website with the latest on weight loss, nutrition, and fitness is revealing a Japanese health food found to help protect against cold and flu. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 Lean On Life, a leading healthy lifestyle website with the latest on weight loss, nutrition, and fitness is revealing a Japanese health food found to help protect against cold and flu. As Lean On Life reports...

2013-11-27 13:16:23

People with health insurance are more likely to use preventive services such as flu shots and health screenings to reduce their risk of serious illness, but they are no more likely than people without health insurance to engage in risky health behaviors such as smoking or gaining weight, researchers at UC Davis and University of Rochester have found. The findings, published in the November-December issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, contradict the common concern...

2009 H1N1 Virus Death Toll Ten Times Higher Than Official Worldwide Estimates
2013-11-27 08:15:39

George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services A research team consisting of more than 60 collaborators in 26 countries has estimated the global death toll from the 2009 outbreak of the H1N1 virus to be 10 times higher than the World Health Organization's count, which was based on laboratory-confirmed cases of this flu. The study, which appears online in PLOS Medicine, suggests that the pandemic virus caused up to 203,000 respiratory deaths around the world....


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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