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2010-11-22 13:00:00

Health Officials Stress Importance of Getting Vaccinated HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health today confirmed a 45-year-old man from Lehigh County as Pennsylvania's first reported flu-related death of the 2010-11 flu season. "This individual was confirmed to have 2009 H1N1, which we know is beginning to circulate," said acting Secretary of Health Michael Huff. "This year's seasonal influenza vaccine provides protection against 2009 H1N1, as...

2010-11-09 11:27:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Being vaccinated against the flu is one of the best ways for Pennsylvanians to protect their health and the health of their loved ones, the Department of Health said today. "With the flu season just getting started in Pennsylvania, now is an ideal time to get a flu shot," said acting Secretary of Health Michael Huff. "The strains included in this year's vaccine are very well matched to those that are causing disease around the...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'