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Number Of Flu Deaths Relatively High For A Season That Is Considered To Be Low Severity

Feb 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
But the flu vaccine is still doing a pretty good job. Interim estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate the vaccine offers about 47 percent protection against all influenza...
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This year's flu shot is less than 50% effective in preventing infection, CDC says

Feb 15, 2019 , CNN Health
Don't let your guard down: The US flu season is expected to continue for several more weeks, with activity across the nation now elevated, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. A flu shot is still recommended for those who have neglected to get one, but the CDC estimated this year's vaccine's overall effectiveness in preventing an infection at just 47%....
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This flu season isn't yet as severe as last year's, though activity is picking up, CDC says

Feb 15, 2019 , CNBC Health
While this year's flu season so far isn't quite as bad as last year's, activity is increasing and flu is now widespread, CDC officials...
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Flu Season Far From Over, CDC Says

Feb 13, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Flu Season Far From Over, CDC SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/8/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/11/2019 12:00:00...
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CDC: Flu vaccine prevented 8,000 deaths last flu season

Feb 12, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
The flu vaccine prevented 7.1 million illnesses during the 2017-2018 flu season, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. Read More...
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Flu Season Far From Over, CDC Says

Feb 09, 2019 , WebMD
As of Feb. 2, flu is widespread in 47 states, and 24 states are seeing high levels of the disease. In addition, hospitalizations are increasing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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Otherwise Healthy And Think You Have The Flu? Avoid The Emergency Room

Feb 08, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The Centers for Disease Control reports that influenza activity in the United States is now widespread and likely to increase. As the country enters the height of flu season, University of Alabama at Birmingham medical caregivers want to remind the public that, if you are normally a healthy person......
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Amplicare expands tech offerings for pharmacists

Feb 07, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Amplicare’s latest updates are aimed at arming pharmacists with solutions to address the opioid epidemic and flu season, the company said. Read More...
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Why colorful foods boost immunity

Feb 06, 2019 , CNN Health
As flu season rages on, it might be comforting to know that what you eat can help your immune system fight off any potential coughs, sneezes and sniffles....
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Data Points: Tracking the flu

Feb 03, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Flu activity generally occurs from October through May, with activity peaking most often in February. Here's how the 2018-19 season is shaping...
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January’s retail job gains surpass expectations

Feb 02, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Retail industry employment in January was down by 15,100 jobs unadjusted from a year earlier, but increased 14,800 jobs seasonally adjusted from December, according to the National Retail Federation. Read More...
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As flu season worsens, schools close in at least 12 states

Jan 27, 2019 , CNN Health
Flu activity increased over the past week, squelching hopes of an early peak and leading at least 12 states to shut down some schools....
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As flu season takes a turn for the worse, some schools close in at least 12 states

Jan 26, 2019 , CNN Health
Flu activity increased over the past week, squelching hopes of an early peak and leading at least 12 states to shut down some schools....
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Most parents know good hygiene, not folklore, helps prevent colds

Jan 25, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - - Ninety-nine percent of parents said they reinforced principles of good hygiene, like frequent hand-washing and avoiding contact with people who are ill, to prevent their kids from getting sick during cold season, according to a nationally-representative U.S. poll....
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The shutdown could make the next wildfire season worse

Jan 25, 2019 , CNN Health
There's been a blizzard this week in Utah, and still, State Forester Brian Cottam is preoccupied with forest fires. Usually, he and his team would be making plans with the federal government to help prevent fires. Even once the snow lets up, though, he's not sure when he'll get back to work with his federal colleagues....
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The NHS's Winter Crisis Is a Red Flag for Americans Enticed by Single-Payer

Jan 23, 2019 , Forbes
The winter flu season has plunged Britain's government-run National Health Service into a full-blown...
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At Peak RSV Season, Do You Know What to Watch For?

Jan 23, 2019 , WebMD
Heard about RSV, respiratory synctial virus, from the news or from friends whose kids are sick? Right now -- from late December to mid-February -- is peak RSV season. Do you know how to protect your...
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Comedian with cerebral palsy is standing up to stereotypes

Jan 22, 2019 , CNN Health
He left them in stitches on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." He's headlined stand-up specials on Showtime and Comedy Central. He even won a season of NBC's "Last Comic Standing."...
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Flu Season 2018-19: How Are We Doing?

Jan 18, 2019 , Forbes
This flu season has shown both higher immunization rates and lower rates of flu-like illnesses. There continue to be hospitalizations due to flu-like complications, and deaths due to flu, but, to date, the incidence of all flu-related illnesses has declined this...
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UnitedHealth fourth-quarter revenue rises on membership gains, Optum sales

Jan 16, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
UnitedHealth Group kicked off earnings season with higher fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 revenue thanks to strong results in both its insurance business, UnitedHealthcare, and health services subsidiary,...
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