As the bug keeps spreading, we need to do what we can to stay healthy.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
Chicago and its surrounding suburbs are seeing a steady rise in flu cases.
Area health agencies are reporting that this year's flu season is particularly intense. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is monitoring "widespread" influenza activity in Illinois this year. According to the Cook County Department of Public Health the number of people experiencing influenza-like symptoms continues to increase in the suburbs. Those suffering from the illness are showing symptoms that are much more severe than in previous years. Drug manufacturers have also been feeling the effects of the increased number of cases. The makers of Tamiflu, which slows down flu symptoms, reported a shortage of the drug, according to Reuters. Join the conversation. Friend Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the daily …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Here's a reminder for where you can get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flucases were lower in Chicago than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. (Palos-specific data is not available on Flu Trends.) Overall in Illinois, activity is considered high now, while it was considered moderate at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in the Palos area that offer the vaccine (besides your own doctor, of course): Osco Drug Dominicks Pharmacy Walgreens Walgreens Osco Drug More locations According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase across the country. Five states – Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee – …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
It's not too late to find a flu vaccination for yourself in Palos Heights & Palos Park. Cases of the flu are already rising above normal levels this year.
The holiday season is here and for most people it’s a very welcome time of year. Another season has also arrived that is not so welcome and has the ability to ruin most peoples’ holidays: the flu season. Officials are already saying the flu season is hitting hard in some parts of the country and people – particularly those most at risk – are being cautioned to get a flu shot if they haven’t already. December 2-8 is set aside as National Influenza Vaccination Week to highlight the importance of getting the flu vaccination. The South Central and Southeast regions of the country have reported the majority of cases and are reporting flu cases above the normal baselines, according to the Centers for Disease and Prevention. But, in Region 5, …