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Ga., S.C. schools see flu cases rise

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) — A Georgia school system has temporarily shut its doors due to increased instances of influenza, officials reported this week.

In northwest Georgia, Polk County shut down schools for the remainder of the week. 154 more words

Georgia

Flu Bug Hits Long Island Hard

WANTAGH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – The flu bug is hitting Long Island hard this year and the number of reported cases since October have more than tripled over last year. 346 more words

News

Mumps and the NHL

Thanks to information from Mr. Sports, a.k.a. Mr. Desert, I’ve been reading about the mumps outbreak in the NHL–now up to 15 players with the disease. 514 more words

Health

Wellness Wednesday: Fighting the flu

KIMT –  No one likes coming down with a cold or flu, but there are ways to nurse yourself back to health.

Blow your nose often and the right way! 113 more words

Iowa

Loveland Toddler Who Died From Flu A Wake-Up Call For Parents

LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4) – An 18-month-old girl from Loveland has died from influenza.

The state health department confirms the toddler had the H3N2 strain of the flu. 502 more words

News

Hey! You! Get Your Flu Shot!

With the flu vaccine being in the news lately, I felt like now was a good time to talk about the flu shot. You’ve all probably heard the variety of stories that pop up every flu season with regards to the shot: “I got the flu shot and then got sick”; “It doesn’t work anyways”; “I never get sick anyways, why should I get a flu shot?” 869 more words

The Doctor

Our Life Without Emily: Flu, Fear, Guilt and Regret

By Joe Lastinger, Board Member, Families Fighting Flu

My daughter, Emily, should have started high school this year full of excitement and potential. Her teachers would ask her, “Are you Chris’s little sister?” or “Are you Andrew’s little sister?” In my head I imagine her earning high marks in advanced classes, joining student council, playing volleyball and basketball and having a great group of close friends. 1,108 more words

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