Flu cases elevated in U.S., CDC urges prevention

Jan. 8, 2015—As of late December, about half the U.S. was experiencing high rates of influenza (flu), along with elevated numbers of hospitalizations and deaths due to the illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This elevated rate of flu is not unusual—it happens every year. Nevertheless, it is a cause Read more about Flu cases elevated in U.S., CDC urges prevention[…]

Why you need to get the flu vaccine

Oct. 7, 2014—Less than half of the people in the United States protected themselves with a flu vaccine during the 2013–2014 flu season, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC strongly advises that people 6 months and older—with only rare exceptions—should get a yearly vaccine against the flu. Despite Read more about Why you need to get the flu vaccine[…]