The worst of the flu season appears to be over. The number of states reporting intense or widespread flu dropped again last week, except in Texas where flu activity was still high.
Dr. Crystal Foster joins CBS 11 News to talk about the latest flu season updates, a breakthrough in Alzheimer’s disease treatment, and a possible rise in ADHD cases.
An early and aggressive start to the flu season has sickened thousands of North Texans, and those who have not gotten the flu shot yet are set to run out of excuses.
This flu season has been particularly harsh, attacking even those supposedly protected by the flu shot. And to prove that the illness does not discriminate, Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck is battling the illness.
Church officials are making provisions to make sure that parishioners stay healthy — from skipping the shared communion cup to encouraging fist bumps instead of handshakes.
A flu epidemic continues to hit the United States, according to newly released statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the week of January 6-12, 8.2 percent of all deaths were tied to influenza and pneumonia.
TV remotes. Cell phones. Keyboards. We all touch them…over and over…everyday. Flu germs can live on surfaces up to 48 hours
When it comes to avoiding the flu, doctors say getting the vaccine provides the most protection, but it’s not a guarantee. So many North Texans are looking for ways to boost their immune systems and say exercise is a secret weapon.
It’s an issue that plagues many parents. What to do with your sick child when you have to be at work?
The flu outbreak that’s sickened thousands of North Texans is an even greater threat to the very young and the elderly and that’s forcing operators of area Senior Living Centers to take special precautions.
Some medical waiting rooms are handing out masks to patients when they arrive. Some doctors are even recommending that healthy patients stay home until the flu outbreak is over.
A new shipment of the flu vaccine is going to be available Wednesday in Dallas County. The health department is set to receive 2,000 doses. But they are not for everybody.
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