Health Articles tagged ‘flu’

Fun handwashing program teaches kids how to prevent the flu

With flu season just around the corner — and H1N1 flu a growing concern — health officials in Berkeley, Calif., have found that teaching kids about flu prevention in a fun way can help keep children healthy. Through its WHACK the Flu program, a community education effort sponsored by the City of...
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Keeping kids and child care centers flu-free

Ask any parent — little kids have a tendency to touch everything in sight. Their hands glide blissfully from doorknob to toy to nose to shoe to dog to mouth. So imagine the biological brew stirred up and shared when dozens of germy toddlers gather together. Ick! That’s why the H1N1 flu virus, also...
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Getting the H1N1 vaccine: The waiting is the hardest part

Today’s guest blog entry is by Katie Dineley, a student at the University of Maryland. She was among the first to receive the H1N1 influenza vaccine in Montgomery County, Md., thanks to a flu-shot clinic organized by the health department there. In mid-October, I went to a local government health...
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CDC Urges Patience as More Swine Flu Shots Arrive

The United States has 31.8 million H1N1 flu vaccine doses available and is on track to have another 10 million ready by week’s end, a federal health official said Tuesday. So far, that isn’t enough to prevent long lines at vaccination centers, but it is consistent with what officials had...
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The business of flu: What can employers do to prepare?

Flu season is officially here, and that means more coughing, sneezing and runny noses, both at home and in the workplace. (Germy keyboards and cash registers, anyone?) With both seasonal flu and H1N1 flu — also known as swine flu — causing people to get sick and miss work, it’s important for businesses...
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Do You Need The Flu Vaccine? You Call The Shots.

What is the difference between the shot and the nasal mist? The flu shot is an inactive strain of the virus given in the form of a shot. The shot is designed to prepare your body prepared to fight off infection from the live virus that you may come into contact with. The nasal mist vaccine contains...
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