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Why The Flu Shot is Important to People Living with Chronic Health Conditions

Posted by healtheo360 on Apr 19, 2016 12:00:15 PM

By. Joseph Bresee, M.D., FAAP

Influenza (the ‘flu’) is an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs caused by the influenza virus. While the flu can make anyone very sick, people with chronic health conditions like chronic lung diseases such as asthma and COPD, diabetes (types 1 and 2), and chronic heart disease are more likely to develop serious problems from flu illness. The flu can make their chronic health conditions worse, even when those conditions are well-managed. For example, people with asthma may experience asthma attacks while they have the flu. Flu can also lead to flu-related complications like pneumonia and bronchitis that can result in hospitalization and sometimes even death. Each flu season, flu causes hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and thousands or sometimes tens of thousands of deaths.

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Flu Vaccine Guidelines Give A Boost To Adults 65+

Posted by healtheo360 on Dec 11, 2015 12:00:29 AM

In recognition of CDC’s National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), healtheo360 is participating in a blog relay with a “Focus on the Family” theme for NIVW. Each day, one of CDC’s Digital Ambassadors will leverage the holiday season to encourage their readers to focus on protecting the family. You can follow the NIVW conversation on Twitter using hashtag #NIVW2015.

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South Korea MERS Outbreak: What To Know And Tips To Stay Safe

Posted by healtheo360 on Jun 12, 2015 3:08:29 PM

 

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Measles Outbreak – Protect Yourself And Your Loved Ones

Posted by healtheo360 on Apr 1, 2015 12:30:26 AM
High school girls getting the MMR vaccine against measles.
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The Importance of Flu Vaccination for People with Chronic Illnesses #NIVW

Posted by healtheo360 on Dec 5, 2014 9:52:04 AM


In recognition of National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) Nurses Who Vaccinate is participating in a blog relay as part of a countdown to the first day of NIVW.

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Ebola 101: What You Need to Know About Ebola [Infographic]

Posted by healtheo360 on Aug 7, 2014 10:39:11 AM

Several countries in West Africa have fallen victim to the largest Ebola outbreak in history that has claimed over 930 lives. While this outbreak has a mortality rate of 60% compared to the previously reported 90%, it is spreading fast and surrounding countries are working frantically to quarantine the deadly virus. If you’ve never heard of Ebola before, read up on what makes this virus so dangerous and feared.

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Pool Chemical Injuries on the Rise

Posted by healtheo360 on May 19, 2014 2:58:52 PM

The weather is getting warmer and that means visits to your local pool. A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that each year, thousands of Americans are injured due to chemicals that are designed to keep the pools clean.

Chlorine has been used as a water disinfectant since the 1700s when it was used to clean the water supply after cholera outbreaks and can be dangerous if not handled properly.

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More Women Delaying First Pregnancy: CDC

Posted by healtheo360 on May 12, 2014 2:58:31 PM

(HealthDay News) -- New U.S. government data confirms the trend: the average age when women have their first babies continues to increase.

For the last four decades, women, on average, have been having first babies later in life than ever before. In 2012, the latest year for which data are available, there were more than nine times as many first births to women 35 and older than there were 40 years ago. Among younger women -- those under 30, and, particularly, those under 20 years old -- first births have actually declined.

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US Average Life Expectancy Rises to 78.5 Years

Posted by healtheo360 on Feb 1, 2014 10:22:11 AM

efesan/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- It was good to be born in 2009, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims.

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The Flu: Everything You Need to Know this Season

Posted by healtheo360 on Jan 22, 2014 3:29:35 PM

CandyBoxImages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The flu is responsible every year for hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths.  It's a disease that makes those who work in public health very nervous, according to Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News' chief health and medical editor.

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