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Pig Flu- Influenza (Flu) | Swine Influenza (Flu) by Plantarian Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Mon 27 Apr 2009 10:36pm 3 Comments CDC - Influenza (Flu) | Swine Influenza (Flu) If ever there was a time to optimise your immune system it seems now is the time. 28 confirmed cases in New York already. There were a number of people criticizing factory farming saying they were perfect breeding grounds for new superbugs and it was only a matter of time before a global epidemic w ... Read on »
What Is Swine Flu H1N1, Swine Flu Epidemic, Swine Flu Pandemic by Nick Mutt Posted Wed 12 Aug 2009 1:35am Swine Flu  is a respiratory disease, caused by a tiny spheroid virus that belongs to the Influenza A virus group (known as H1N1) that is capable of infecting humans, birds and pigs. It is contagious and can be passed from one species (e.g., birds) through an intermediate animal host (e.g., pigs) to a third species (e.g., humans). Although, H ... Read on »
Flu, Flu, Flu by Dr. Country Doctor .. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 23 Oct 2009 10:01pm It is all the buzz lately, so I thought I should probably jot down a few notes on what has been going on out here. Like many areas, people with influenza like illness are everywhere and most of these folks probably do have true H1N1 influenza, but I tend to place then in the "like" category since tests done in clinical practice aren't the most ... Read on »
Does the Flu Vaccine for 2010 - 2011 Contain the Swine Flu Vaccine? Should you get a flu shot? by Davis Liu Medical Doctor Posted Wed 22 Sep 2010 10:15pm It's that time of year again.  Children back at school.  Football season is underway and baseball playoffs to start soon.  The television networks are rolling out their new shows. And it is also time to think about getting flu shots.  Just got mine today as I have done annually since going to medical school. Compared to last year, there isn ... Read on »
Seasonal Flu and 2009 H1N1 Flu Vaccination Coverage Among Pregnant Women, 2009--10 Flu Season by Health & Human Services Posted Fri 03 Dec 2010 12:00pm Because pregnant women are at increased risk for severe disease associated with influenza infection, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices have recommended seasonal influenza vaccination for women while pregnant, regardless of trimester... Read on »
When Is the Flu Not the Flu by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Tue 03 Feb 2009 10:55pm Both me and my husband were out sick last week. My illness was about two days after me, so I know he brought it home. We were both inclined to think it was the flu. When is the flu not the flu? When it is a nasty cold. I think there are a couple good points to take away here. 1. Colds can be serious. Colds can knock you down just lik ... Read on »
Flu infects 100,000 in past week – National Flu Service Launched in the UK by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Jul 2009 10:35pm We may have forgotten about Swine flu here but in the UK the situation is all but gone as the NHS is starting a service to allow affected individuals access via phone to medications via the phone and without having to see a doctor.  Two thirds of the deaths that have occurred have been patients with cancer.  The number of cases almost doubled fro ... Read on »
Get Your Flu Vaccine: Stay Healthy This Flu Season! by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Mon 04 Oct 2010 2:02pm CDC Feature Article Getting a flu vaccine is the single best way to protect against the flu. Flu vaccines are available now and you can get your vaccine at many places including your local health department, vaccination clinics, doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, and some schools and workplaces. Flu is unpredicta ... Read on »
Understanding the FLU and the FLU SHOT by Barbara Ficarra Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 31 Jan 2013 8:37pm By Dr. Andy Baldwin Dr. Andy Baldwin In this blog I strive to help you understand the dreaded “FLU” virus and explain why getting the “FLU SHOT” is the right thing to do, both for yourself and your community. Influenza virus is responsible for more than 36,000 deaths in the United States each year. Most of these deaths occur in th ... Read on »