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Flu activity declines in Va., but still widespread

Monday - 02/18/2013, 02:31pm EST

Tags: Virginia

Over-the-counter flu cures draw FDA concern

As the number of influenza cases nationwide continues to dwindle, there are new concerns about over-the-counter cures.

Sunday - 02/17/2013, 01:11pm EST


Back up: Flu can travel up to 6 feet

If you're avoiding cozily snuggling up this Valentine's Day because of the flu, there may be bad news. Keeping your distance may not be enough.

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 05:02am EST

Tags: del walters, influenza

Flu leads to precautions at Maryland churches

After Father Kevin Farmer, of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Frederick, fell ill with the flu a couple of weeks ago, he began to pay close attention to warnings about prevention measures at the church

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 02:00am EST

Tags: Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, frederick

Intensity of flu-like illnesses still high in Maryland

The flu strain that has been making many sick in Maryland and around the country may be peaking, but that doesn't mean it's time to cease precautions and skip the flu shot.

Monday - 01/28/2013, 02:00pm EST

Tags: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

NIH scientists work on universal flu vaccine

Scientists are developing a universal vaccine that will offer protection against any and all flu strains. The work is under way at the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health.

Monday - 01/28/2013, 03:39am EST

Tags: paula wolfson, NIH, Dr. Anthony Fauci

Are hand sanitizers worth your money?

Hand sanitizer sales totaled millions of dollars last year but do they actually ward off the flu?

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 07:44am EST

Tags: darci marchese, hand washing, Anthony Fauci, hand sanitizer

Give your flu shot a boost

Exercise, in the right amount, could amplify the flu vaccine's effect offering better protection from the virus.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 07:40am EST

Tags: exercise, john aaron

The truth about the flu shot: Myth vs. reality

Suspicions and misconceptions about the flu vaccine are everywhere. Some say they caught the virus despite being vaccinated, others say they've heard this year's vaccine is ineffective and others worry they got vaccinated too early -- or too late -- for it to work.

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 01:01pm EST

Tags: Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Local hospitals restrict visitors to prevent spread of flu

At least seven area hospitals are telling visitors with flu symptoms or even the sniffles to refrain from coming to see family or friends in the hospital.

Tuesday - 01/15/2013, 07:05am EST

Tags: Inova Health System, Hank Silverberg, visitor restrictions

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