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(Diane McGowan, founder of the MARTIN Foundation, in yellow, testifies about the importance of flu shots.  A picture of her late son, Martin, is projected on the wall.   Photo by Jim Melwert)

In Montco, Pa. Lawmakers Shine Spotlight on Importance of Flu Vaccinations

“It was my decision not to get him vaccinated, and as a mom I will always live with that,” said Diane McGowan (in yellow), whose son Martin died after contracting influenza.

10/23/2014

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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.

10/22/2014

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Health: Government Urges People To Protect Against The Flu As Vaccine Clinics Start Across The Delaware Valley

About 150 million doses of flu vaccine are expected to be available this season. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more.

09/18/2014

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CDC: Pregnant Women Should Get Flu Shot

There is no doubt that the flu vaccine lowers the risk of hospital admissions and death for pregnant women.

08/27/2014

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If Traveling For The World Cup, It’s Important To Take Health Precautions

If the World Cup in Brazil or some other attraction has tickled your fancy for international travel, here’s a reminder of a precaution to take.

06/15/2014

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Can Employers Mandate Flu Shots?

With reports of the flu epidemic growing by the day, many employers are providing on-site flu shots. Some are requiring them. Can they?

02/10/2014

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Penn State Brandywine Campus Holds Free Flu Clinic

The Pennsylvania Department of Health in partnership with the Delaware County Council hosted a free flu clinic at the Penn State Brandywine Campus.

02/01/2014

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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.

12/29/2013

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CDC: Flu Vaccine Averts Millions Of Illnesses

Approximately 13 million illnesses, and over 110,000 hospitalizations, may have been averted by the flu vaccine over the last six years in the US.

06/27/2013

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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.

04/01/2013

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Flu Outbreaks May Be Moderating in Pennsylvania

The coughing and the body aches continue, as the flu continues to spread across the country.

02/01/2013

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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.

01/15/2013

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HEALTH: Flu Vaccine Clinics Expand Throughout Our Area

The flu emergency continues to grow across the country and in our area. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has an update.

01/14/2013

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Pennsylvania’s Flu Season Is Worst in Three Years

There are about 11,000 confirmed cases in Pennsylvania so far this season, and 22 deaths.

01/10/2013

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Is It Flu, Or Something Else? Area Doctor Explains

While many do have the flu, there are other viruses making the rounds.

01/04/2013

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