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Flu Symptoms

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Weather Has North Texans Sniffling, Sneezing & More

If you’ve been feeling a bit under the weather, you might be able to actually blame it on the weather. The recent weather has awakened a seasonal monster — mountain cedar.

CBS 11–03/19/2014

North Texas mother and grandmother Stacey Parker died from the flu. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Family Warning Others After Wife & Mother Loses Flu Battle

A North Texas mother of three has died from the flu. Now her family is sharing their traumatic experience and encouraging others to take this year’s dangerous strain of influenza seriously.

CBSDFW.COM–01/27/2014

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Doctors Warn Vaccinated Patients To Watch For Flu Symptoms

As the flu virus continues its deadly spread across North Texas, health officials are telling those who have been avoiding flu shots that there is still time to get protected. And many hold outs are beginning to listen.

01/15/2014

(credit: City of Arlington Fire Department)

Firefighters Taking Flu Prevention Message Door-To-Door

The small lobby of the Neighborhood Clinic on Collins in Arlington was cramped with patients Monday, many of them suffering flu-like symptoms. When asked if the number of patients was larger than normal a doctor said, “Oh goodness, yes!”

CBS 11–01/13/2014

A patient receives a flu vaccine. (credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

1st Adult Flu-Related Death Reported In Dallas County

Officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) are reporting the county’s first known adult flu-related death for the 2013-2014 flu season.

CBSDFW.COM–10/14/2013

Mushrooms growing from the compost at the base of zucchini plants.  Katy used mushroom compost, which probably explains the mushrooms growing here.  (Photo credit Katy Camp, CBS 11 News)

Finding Flu-Fighting Foods

They’re not on the level of hand-washing and flu vaccinations, but there are some foods that can boost your immunity to help you fight the flu.

01/11/2013

Google Flu Trend Cities Report (Google.org/flutrends)

Flu Trends Now Searchable On Google

Flu cases are on the rise, and health officials are now wondering just how bad this outbreak is going to be. Now, you can find out on Google.

01/11/2013

A patient receives a flu vaccine. (credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Four Flu Deaths Reported In Texas As Season Gets Early Start

Flu season is off to an early start, and local doctors say it could be a bad one.

12/21/2012

A patient receives a flu vaccine. (credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Vaccine Flying Off Pharmacy Shelves As Flu Cases Up

Dallas County Health officials say flu cases are up 40 percent since October. The bump in cases has come earlier than usual in the flu season and has pharmacists working hard to keep flu antivirals in stock.

12/19/2012