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influenza

Flu shot hits the mark

This year's dose is about 50 percent effective against the predominant flu strain, vastly outperforming last year's formulation.

Flu is on the rise

Flu season is ramping up. Luckily there’s still time to get vaccinated. But do it soon.

Expecting? Get the flu shot  

Flu season is upon us. Now is the time to protect yourself and your loved ones—and the little one on the way.

Beware the double-dippers

One scoop into a container of dip is more than enough. A second dip with a half-eaten chip or veggie? That's a recipe for disaster.

With 80,000 flu deaths last season, experts urge vaccination

Prevention is key—public health officials urge Americans to get an annual flu shot, to protect both yourself and those around you.

Who will and who won’t get the flu?

New "biomarker" can be used to indicate a person's susceptibility to flu viruses.

Kids with asthma need a flu shot

Children with influenza have a 37 percent higher chance of not responding to their breathing treatments.

Fighting a cold or flu? Beware of overdosing

The risk is great as people take over-the-counter medications designed to treat multiple symptoms.

Patient Story

From the flu to 50 days in the ICU

After seven years, lung failure patient asks her doctors, “Am I still the sickest patient you ever had that lived?”

Just how bad is this flu season? Experts weigh in

Two-thirds of confirmed cases in the U.S. have been caused by the dangerous H3N2 strain.

Flu may be spread by just breathing

When someone is coming down with influenza, they should take care of themselves and stay at home, if possible.

¡Ponte el abrigo; te va a dar un resfrío!

¿O será cierto? Los médicos ayudan a los padres a navegar esa añeja batalla.

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