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Defending Human Health: A Thankless Job

By Ellyn N. Schinke

Growing up, I was an avid soccer player. But, I never wanted the glory of being a team’s leading scorer. Defense was my home. 1,525 more words

Opinion

Talking Tuesday: Spanish Interview on Flu Edition

Back in 2010, when I was working at the health department, a reporter from 1030AM in DC asked to do an interview with me about influenza. 258 more words

Blog

Discharge

Pronounced recovered, Percy was discharged on May 22, 1916, and given leave to continue his convalescence. He betook himself promptly to, where else, Joliette.

“Recovered” is not much in the way of “Remarks on the nature of the disease” — the heading under which Dr. 138 more words

Military Experience

Someday I'll find you, Muse

Sometime in 1929, while holed up with the flu at a fancy hotel in Shanghai, my favorite playwright, Noel Coward, woke up in the middle of the night, picked up pen and paper, and wrote his signature comedy,  361 more words

Rise in Quebecers' life expectancy stalls after deadly flu seasons

The steady rise in Quebecers’ life expectancy has stalled due to particularly bad flu seasons in recent years, the province’s statistics agency says.

In 2015, life expectancy was 80.2 years for men and 84.1 years for women. 231 more words

Local News

Camp Hospital 4

Toronto, May 19, 1916

“There are twelve patients in the camp hospital, none of whom is suffering from anything more than a severe cold or influenza.” 22 more words

Exhibition Camp

The Flu Vaccine Con

Last winter I had my annual flu jab. The only bad reaction I had was some mild flu-like symptoms for a couple of days. I was lucky. 355 more words

Human Interest