Topics :: flu

Staying Healthy This Flu Season

By Mike Halterman | Sunday Feb 23, 2014
This is different from a normal flu season, in which the majority of the flu hospitalizations are people over the age of 65. Here are some tips to keep you healthy this flu season.

Want to Get the Flu? Volunteers Sneeze for Science

By Lauran Neergaard | Wednesday Jan 29, 2014
Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses.

Bird Flu Strain Infects Human for First Time

By Maria Cheng | Thursday Nov 14, 2013
A strain of bird flu that scientists thought could not infect people has shown up in a Taiwanese woman, a nasty surprise that shows scientists must do more to spot worrisome flu strains before they ignite a global outbreak, doctors say.

More Kids Protected From Flu; CDC Says Keep It Up

By Lauran Neergaard | Thursday Sep 26, 2013
More children than ever got vaccinated against the flu last year, and health officials urged families Thursday to do even better this time around.

Getting Back the Gym After the Flu

By Ken Hunt | Sunday Feb 3, 2013
Hitting the gym after the flu entails taking certain precautions & keeping aware of what’s going on inside your body. Follow these guidelines to make your recovery safe & healthy, & to get back into the gym routine safely.

Docs urge shots as flu season grabs the South, NYC

By Lauran Neergaard | Tuesday Jan 11, 2011
Flu season’s arrived with lots of coughing and fever in the South and New York City, and it’s sure to spread to the rest of the country. The good news: There’s still plenty of vaccine for procrastinators.

Expert warns of complacency after swine flu fizzle

By Min Lee | Monday Sep 6, 2010
A leading virus expert urged health authorities around the world Sunday to stay vigilant even though the recent swine flu pandemic was less deadly than expected, warning that bird flu could spark the next global outbreak.

Panel recommends annual flu vaccinations for all

By Mike Stobbe | Thursday Feb 25, 2010
A government panel is now recommending that virtually all Americans get a flu shot each year, starting this fall.

5 Tips on How to Prevent the Flu

By Stephen Cabral | Friday Nov 6, 2009
Everywhere you look there’s something about catching the flu, Swine Flu, and what seems like the next great plague. I’m really not falling for it.

5 Tips on How to Prevent the Flu

Monday Nov 2, 2009
Everywhere you look there’s something about catching the flu, Swine Flu, and what seems like the next great plague. I’m really not falling for it.