flu season

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Deaths From Flu In Delaware Climb To 26

Delaware health officials say the number of flu-related fatalities this season has risen to 26.



Could Choosing Better Foods Help You Ward Off The Flu?

Citrus fruits have Vitamin C, which according to Main Line Health nutrition specialist Judy Matusky can help ward off colds and the flu this time of year. You should also eat a lot of colorful fruits and vegetables.


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Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict

Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.


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Flu Activity Now Widespread In Pennsylvania

Flu season appears to be in full swing in Pennsylvania, with health officials reporting outbreaks in at least half the regions of the state.


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Popular Over-The-Counter Drug Can Be Dangerous When Taken Too Often

Acetaminophen, a pain and fever reducing medication, is the active ingredient in Tylenol and all sorts of other things, and that’s where a danger lies.


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2012-13 Flu Season Is Worst In A Decade, Say Area Health Officials

There were 23,000 flu cases verified in Pennsylvania as of March 23rd, and officials say most cases are not lab-verified.


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Pennsylvania Seeing More Flu Cases, Fewer Hospitalizations

There were 5,059 flu cases across Pennsylvania last week, up from 4,256 cases the previous week.


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Going To Work Sick May Cost More Than Staying Home, Staffing Expert Says

Workplace attitudes toward employees who call in sick, and those who don’t, are changing.



Church In Chinatown Transforms Into Free Health Clinic For The Uninsured

A group of volunteer doctors and nurses from Drexel and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital have teamed up to provide free medical care to the uninsured.


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Lehigh Valley Hospital Takes Unique Approach In Flu Prevention

Flu season is upon us and this year it’s not something to be taken lightly.


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PA Health Officials: Flu Virus A Busy Bug Since Thanksgiving

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports a higher than normal number of flu cases so far this season.


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Time To Get Flu Shot Is Now, Says CDC

The signs are everywhere — “Get your flu shot here!” — and every supermarket, pharmacy, and clinic is offering the vaccination to keep you from getting sick.


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Health: Mild Flu Season So Far

Flu season is off to a slow start, but don’t let that flu bug fool you. Federal health experts say it’s probably still on its way.


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Delaware County To Provide Free Flu Shots This Week

Pennsylvania’s Health Department will be offering free flu shot clinics throughout the state with the closest in Chester on December 9th, 10th and 11th.


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Flu Shots Recommended

A million-and-a-half Americans already received their flu shots but many are wondering whether there are any side effects they should worry about.