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KEEP IN MIND: COVID, flu and RSV vaccinations before the holidays

With the holidays right around the corner, Indiana health care professionals want people to be mindful of flu season.

Omicron surge, limited testing causes issues for some Hoosiers

You’ve got all the common symptoms of the flu: a runny nose, chills and a slight cough. In pre-pandemic times, you might not think...

State Health Officials Announce First Indiana Influenza Death of 2015-16 Season

State health officials are reporting the first influenza-associated death in Indiana for the 2015-2016 flu season. No additional information about the patient will be released...

Eskenazi Health offers free flu shots at upcoming community event

As the seasons change and colder weather approaches, it is important to maintain regular health screenings. On Saturday, Oct. 31, Eskenazi Health Center Cottage Corner,...

On its 50th anniversary, more than 55 million Americans covered by Medicare

As Medicare and Medicaid celebrate their 50th anniversary protecting the health and well-being of millions of seniors, people with disabilities and low-income individuals, the Centers...

Flu breakthrough promises a vaccine to kill all strains

Scientists at Oxford University have successfully tested a universal flu vaccine that could work against all known strains of the illness, taking a significant...

Hand washing remains best step in fighting colds and flu

Did you wash your hands? It’s a question we are used to asking our children, but it is a question we should constantly ask...

Docs: antibiotics not for a cold or flu

State and local health officials have news for parents this cold and flu season: antibiotics don’t work for a cold or the flu. “Antibiotics...

US swine flu epidemic shows signs of being over

Is the U.S. swine flu epidemic over? Federal health officials won't go so far as to day that, but on Friday they reported for...

Cepheid gets special authorization for flu test

Molecular diagnostics company Cepheid said Monday it received special Food and Drug Administration authorization for a test that can detect swine flu in less...
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