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2009-08-24 10:42:00

CINCINNATI Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Kroger Co.'s (NYSE: KR) Family of Pharmacies is making it easy and affordable for customers to take steps to keep themselves and their families healthy by getting seasonal flu immunizations early. This year, Kroger's more than 1,900 in-store pharmacies will again offer convenient access to seasonal flu vaccines at an affordable price. Beginning in September, flu vaccines will be administered by Kroger's own Certified Immunizing Pharmacists...

2009-08-20 14:15:00

With the seasonal flu season approaching and uncertainty over whether swine flu will become more severe, new research published by Yale School of Public Health has found that more people are likely to avoid illness if vaccines are given out first to those most likely to transmit viruses, rather than to those at highest risk for complications. This research differs from current vaccination recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization...

2009-08-20 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- MedImmune, Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) and the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) today officially launched "Don't Play with the Flu,"((TM)) a national health awareness campaign that aims to highlight the importance of getting a seasonal influenza vaccination every year. "Don't Play with the Flu" kicks off today in New York City with a one-of-a-kind soccer clinic led by soccer legends and moms Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain. The U.S. Centers...

2009-08-19 15:10:01

The number of U.S. hospital workers vaccinated against seasonal flu during the last fall/winter flu season increased by 14 percent, a non-profit says. Joint Commission Resources says the first-ever Flu Vaccination Challenge aimed to achieve a seasonal flu vaccination rate of 43 percent or higher among hospital staff -- based on results from a 2005/2006 national survey of healthcare worker seasonal flu vaccination rates. As part of the Flu Vaccination Challenge, about 1.1 million U.S....

2009-08-18 11:30:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Joint Commission Resources (JCR) today announced the results of the first-ever Flu Vaccination Challenge, a program launched just prior to the 2008/2009 flu season to help increase flu vaccination among health care workers. During the program's inaugural year, JCR challenged hospitals across the country to achieve a seasonal flu vaccination rate of 43 percent or higher among their staff. The goal was based on results from a 2005/2006 national...

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2009-08-07 08:30:00

Current swift flu tests might miss several cases of the new swine flu strain, researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.The correctness of the tests varied from 40% to 69% in finding the swine flu, the CDC team noted.The findings verify the CDC's worries that the quick tests given in the doctor's offices are not completely trustworthy for detecting H1N1 infections.Three of the most popular tests were good at finding seasonal flu strains, detecting...

2009-08-03 19:04:00

Consumer Reports shows how to avoid drugstore traps, and which remedies are most effective YONKERS, N.Y., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the U.S. prepares for a possible second wave of H1N1 or swine flu, as well as for the annual scourge of seasonal flu and colds, a new report from Consumer Reports helps households prepare for, prevent, and treat cold and flu symptoms safely and effectively, including recommendations for what to pack in an emergency kit for a flu outbreak. The...

2009-07-24 15:41:21

U.S. health officials are issuing a full recommendation that all children ages 6 months to 18 years be vaccinated for seasonal flu. This past year's recommendations encouraged vaccination, and the plan has been that this year this would be a full recommendation, Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters in a telephone news conference Friday. No longer just an encouragement or...

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2009-07-21 06:15:00

The Food and Drug Administration approved a seasonal flu vaccine on Monday, and announced that Americans should plan to be vaccinated. Vaccines against the seasonal flu usually become available in September or October and flu experts say that it is worth it to be immunized as late as January, because February is the peak for the U.S. influenza season. The new H1N1 swine flu virus has circulated all summer and companies are working to make a separate vaccine against what the World Health...

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2009-06-27 06:35:00

According to officials, an unprecedented 600 million doses of swine flu vaccine may be given this fall even though officials have not yet developed a way to administer such a large number of shots. The campaign would be much larger than the normal 115 million doses of seasonal flu vaccine administered each year, said officials at a national vaccine advisory committee meeting. Currently, no decision has been made as to whether the swine flu vaccination will take place. According to health...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.