Weatherford Teacher Died From Flu After Delaying Meds Due To PriceHeather Holland, a 38-year-old elementary school teacher in Weatherford, died of complications from the flu after she delayed picking up her medication because of a $116 copay.
Groundhog Day Report: Flu's Worsening Shadow Blanketing U.S.It looks like Groundhog Day for the nation's flu report, too: It's gotten worse, and there are weeks of suffering ahead.
CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald Resigns Over Financial ConflictsOfficials announced that the director of the CDC resigned because of financial conflicts of interest. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald had been in the job since July.
Texas School Closed For Flu Reopens As CDC Gives Pediatric WarningThe flu season is hitting North Texas hard. Three catholic schools closed in one week because of the exceptionally high number of students and faculty infected.
Flu Widespread Across U.S. For Third Straight WeekSick with the flu? You've got a lot of company. The flu blanketed the U.S. again last week for the third straight week.
Deadly Flu Season Claiming 100 Lives Per Week, CDC WarnsThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently estimated that 759 people died of flu-related illnesses between Oct. 7 and Dec. 23.
CDC Continues To Track Flu Cases During Government ShutdownThe country is trying to get a handle on one of the most severe flu seasons in recent history. The CDC is still tracking flu cases, and will continue to do so despite the government shutdown.
When Is Flu Season?While seasonal influenza viruses can be detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter.
People At High RiskSome people are more likely to get flu complications that can result in hospitalization and sometimes death.
Flu Symptoms & ComplicationsInfluenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.
Diagnosing The FluFlu viruses usually cause the most illness during the colder months of the year.
Flu Vs. ColdWhat is the difference between a cold and the flu?