Family Health: Flu shots for seniors

HE FLU is nothing to sneeze at. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 200,000 people will be hospitalized this year with the influenza virus, and it has been estimated that 50 to 70 percent of those hospitalized are people age 65 and older.

Community update on influenza

Awareness should continue as the 2013-14 season winds down On February 20, 2014, we celebrated the 125th anniversary of public health in Florida. At the end of the 19th century, a yellow fever epidemic swept through North Florida. In response to that threat, Florida’s 15th Governor Francis Fleming, along with the Florida Medical Association worked with …

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Flu shot pop quiz

What’s Your Influenza IQ? Achoo! Flu season is upon us and now is the time to take the family for their flu vaccines, whether they want them or not. As you sit in the clinic lobby waiting for your turn for the vaccine, test your knowledge of precautions, symptoms and immunizations to for the influenza …

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