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September 3, 2013
Some flu vaccines promise a little more protection
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Flu vaccination is no longer merely a choice between a jab in the arm or a squirt in the nose. This fall, some brands promise a little extra protection.
September 3, 2013 - 6:55am
August 21, 2013
Local health facilities recognized for workforce flu vaccination rates
ST. PAUL -- A growing number of Minnesota hospital and nursing home workers are rolling up their sleeve for a flu shot, according to results announced Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Health for its FluSafe program. The program, in its third year, recognizes facilities that...
August 21, 2013 - 11:41pm
Severe egg allergy? There's now a flu shot for you
ATLANTA (AP) -- People with serious egg allergies may no longer have to worry about flu shots.
June 21, 2013 - 11:00am
February 15, 2013
Flu outbreak wanes but health officials say it’s ‘not over yet’
WILLMAR — Influenza activity continues to fall from the peak levels seen last month, but health officials say it’s too soon to breathe a sigh of relief. “It’s not behind us yet,” Jo DeBruycker, manager of the Health Learning Center at Willmar’s Affiliated Community Medical...
February 15, 2013 - 11:27am
January 25, 2013
Let's Talk Kids blog: Stay healthy with common home remedies
By Candi Walz Http://letstalkkids.areavoices.com
January 25, 2013 - 11:13am
January 24, 2013
Minnesota records 15 more flu-related deaths
ST. PAUL (AP) — Flu activity may be slowing down in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health on Thursday confirmed 15 more flu-related deaths. That raises Minnesota's death toll this season to 75. But the number of confirmed flu-related deaths was down last week compared with...
January 24, 2013 - 4:46pm
January 10, 2013
Minn. health officials: 23 flu deaths in past week
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials reported 23 flu deaths in the past week Thursday in one of the state's most severe flu seasons in years, bringing the season total to 27. More than 1,100 people across the state have been hospitalized with the flu this season, according...
January 10, 2013 - 3:47pm
Flu season hits early and, in some places, hard
NEW YORK (AP) -- From the Rocky Mountains to New England, hospitals are swamped with people with flu symptoms. Some medical centers have limited...
January 10, 2013 - 1:01pm
January 9, 2013
Teen's flu-related death is second in 10 days in Minn.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The flu-related death of a 14-year-old St. Louis Park girl is the second such death involving an otherwise healthy teen in the last 10 days in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health confirmed the state's fifth flu-related death. The teen's high school...
January 9, 2013 - 11:53am
January 3, 2013
Teen dies of flu complications in St. Paul, Minn.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials say a teenager from Texas has died of complications of the flu. Relatives say 17-year-old Max Schwolert and his family were spending the holidays with his grandparents in Amery, Wis., when he got sick on Christmas Eve. The teen died...
January 3, 2013 - 8:00am
December 29, 2012
Influenza cases rise in Willmar, Minn., region, mirroring state trend
WILLMAR — The Willmar area has seen a rise in the number of influenza cases reported in the last week, mirroring conditions in the rest of the state. “We most certainly have seen a significant uptick in the last week,” said Jo DeBruycker, manager of the Affiliated Community...
December 29, 2012 - 12:00am
December 19, 2012
Reports of flu-like sickness jump at Minn. schools
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An infectious disease specialist with the Minnesota Department of Health says an increasing number of schools across the state are reporting flu-like illnesses. Karen Martin said Wednesday 47 schools have reported flu-like outbreaks so far this week. She says...
December 19, 2012 - 3:22pm
October 12, 2012
Minn. health officials confirm first influenza cases of season
Minnesota has recorded its first two cases of laboratory-confirmed influenza for the 2012-13 season since official monitoring for influenza began Oct. 1, state health officials said Friday. The Minnesota Department of Health Public Health Laboratory confirmed that a 25-year-old Olmsted...
October 12, 2012 - 3:41pm
September 20, 2012
HealthBeat blog: A (flu) shot in the arm
September 20, 2012 - 8:48am
September 13, 2012
Two new cases of H3N2v flu strain reported in Minnesota
Two new possible cases of variant H3N2 influenza cases have been reported to the Minnesota Department of Health, state health officials said Thursday. The new cases occurred in a school-aged girl from the Twin Cities area and a preschool-aged boy from greater Minnesota. Neither child...
September 13, 2012 - 3:08pm