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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...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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