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The Lesser-Known Truths About The Flu

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Death, taxes and the flu. If there’s one certainty about Iowa winters, it’s that influenza is an ever-present threat we have to keep our guard up against, even during the mildest of Hawkeye State winters. But despite all the information available on the realities of the flu, there still many myths, old wive’s tales and […]

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Flu Slowly Morphing Into Iowa Winter Storm

Influenza is in the air, lying in plain sight in all the coughs, sneezes and runny noses of our family members, coworkers, neighbors and friends. And after a quiet start, the 2018-19 flu season has turned fierce and deadly in Iowa as influenza settles like a bad storm over the Hawkeye State. However, how bad […]

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Baby’s Survival Guide To This Yucky Cold & Flu Season

The flu, as we all know too well, takes no mercy on its victims. And influenza is hardest on its most vulnerable targets: infants and toddlers. It’s a hard, cold, fact of life that your baby will get a cold at some point of this winter’s ruthless cold and flu season. After all, babies love […]

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‘Fasten Your Seat Belt’ for Potentially Nasty Flu Season

Experts urge ‘everyone’ to get vaccinated by Halloween as potentially nasty influenza weather looms Some events should never be green lit for a sequel, namely, the 2017-18 U.S. cold and flu season. One of the worst seasons in recent memory produced epidemic levels of influenza or pneumonia for 16 consecutive weeks, hospitalized more than 700,000 […]

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U.S. Flu Shot Gets A Shot In The Arm

WHO and FDA strengthen vaccine for 2018-19 season to target season’s No. 1 threat: H3N2 Even a flu vaccine can get the flu. Overwhelmed by an unexpected surge by H3N2 strains, the flu shot wasn’t itself last season. With the disturbing numbers on the 2017-18 cold and flu season in front of them, the World […]

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Beware The B Strain Late-Season Flu Blues

Secondary Strains Fueling Influenza’s Dangerous Late-Season Resurgence By Clete Campbell Of course, in this miserable 2017-18 flu season, influenza has a Plan B. After attacking Americans without remorse for months with a sickly, too often deadly assault of A Strains viruses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Controls report that B strains of influenza are fueling […]

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Licensed Home Flu Killers

Dependable Home Cleaning Agents Can Keep Your Family Safe During Season’s Dog Days Harder to eliminate than a No. 1 seed in the NCAA basketball tournament, harder to kill than a villain in a horror movie franchise, and infamous for hanging around the house longer than even the most annoying fly, the flu virus can […]

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How to Know Whether You Have a Cold or the Flu

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The vicious winter lion known as the 2017-18 cold and flu season is claiming victims by the day as Americans struggle to stay on their feet, at work and breathing easy. What NBC News is calling “the worst flu season in a decade” has already resulted in thousands of hospitalizations, hundreds of deaths, and widespread […]

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With flu cases surging nationwide, CDC issues Influenza Red Alert

The intense, remorseless, relentless and certified severe 2017-18 cold and flu season hasn’t even reached halftime, but health officials are already issuing a coast-to-coast Influenza Red Alert. With flu outbreaks already reported in 46 of 50 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention are advising Americans to be extremely cautious to protect themselves […]

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2017-18 Flu Season Forecast: Influenza Strikes Back

Experts: Flu Could Roar With Sickly Wrath This Season The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases has issued a jarring warning for Americans coast to coast: Expect influenza to roar with a sickly might this cold and flu season. Unfortunately, influenza’s miserable resurgence is due in part to factors beyond everyone’s control. Severe weather, including the […]

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