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I waited too long. It isn't worth it anymore for me to get the flu shot. Flu season still has many a week to thrive. It typically lasts from December through March. Getting a flu shot now will protect you for the rest of the season. I already had...
As general manager of Palm Garden, Pete Burckhard had a choice of letting a sick chef work or closing the restaurant early. He made the decision to close. "You still have to do business, but you can't take the chance of infecting the public," he...
HealthMy running partner asked me if I'd been to New York City recently on business. "I'm trying not to go there right now," I answered. "Why?" she wondered. "I don't want to be around so many people, especially on the bus. I'm trying not to catch the flu."...
Valley 610If your officemates have been dropping like flies from the flu like the rest of the world, the Allentown Health Bureau has good news. It's not too late to get a free flu shot. The shots will be offered at Alliance Hall at 245 N. Sixth St. on Thursday from...
Chicago's flu season is "winding down" after hitting its likely peak about a month ago, one of the city's top health officials said Friday. Dr. Julie Morita's statement came amid a fresh batch of flu-tracking data that showed a general decline in the...
NEW YORK (AP) — The worst of the flu season appears to be over. The number of states reporting intense or widespread flu dropped again last week, U.S. health officials said Friday. The season started earlier than normal, spiking first in the...
The Hartford CourantI'm worried. I'm going to Florida in a few weeks and I don't know what to expect. I've never been there before. In fact, in all my years I have never escaped to a warm weather place during winter, unless you count the time I went to Atlantic City....
California hasn’t suffered from the flu as much as some other parts of the country have, with their hospital ERs clogged with patients struggling with fevers, breathing problems and other symptoms typical of influenza. But as public health...
Years of preparing for possible disasters in Tinley Park again have paid off for village Emergency Management Agency Director Pat Carr. Every week, Carr reviews or invents an idea for a more or less likely disaster somewhere in the village limits to...
Here's a big question: When does old age begin? Will 30 years do it? Is being 50 and the holder of an AARP card with senior discounts enough? Both would be wrong guesses. Until recently, I hadn't thought much about it. Yet, I got the answer to this...
Regional epidemiologist, Jessamine County Health DepartmentWe are experiencing an early and intense influenza season this year with the activity level in Kentucky remaining at widespread. Influenza is a very contagious disease caused by the flu virus, which spreads from infected persons to the nose and throat...
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