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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...

Hundreds of flu vaccine doses thrown out

Expired drugs discarded, highlighting technical challenges of distribution and inoculation plans Hundreds of doses of highly sought H1N1 flu vaccine have been thrown out...

Indianapolis medical workers get swine flu vaccine

About 100 doctors, nurses, paramedics and other health care workers received swine flu vaccinations Monday as Indiana took its first steps toward immunizing the...
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