Thursday, January 31, 2013
Flu activity is still categorized as widespread by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
The early flu season hasn’t run its course yet. Although flu-related emergency visits declined last week, there are still more flu cases than usual, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. So far, 102 flu-related deaths have been recorded throughout the entire state between Oct. 2, 2012 and Jan. 26, 2013. The state Department of Health reports the number of confirmed cases and deaths from Oct 2 to Jan. 26: To find a place near you to get a flu shot, type your zip code into the Flu Finder site. Influenza—more commonly known as simply "the flu"—is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses infecting the nose, throat and lungs. It spreads via infected people coughing, sneezing or talking, though people can also get …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Statistics released Tuesday from the state Department of Health show flu cases continue to rise locally and across Pennsylvania.
The number of flu cases in the Delaware Valley and throughout Pennsylvania spiked in early January as health officials continue to deal with one of the worst flu outbreaks in years. The state reported this week that there were 18 more influenza-related deaths, bringing to 22 the total number of flu-related deaths this season. The state Health Department website did not indicate the counties where the deaths occurred. Most of the reported deaths were among those 65 and older, but two of the people who died were "otherwise healthy" people under age 50, the state health officials said. No pediatric flu-related deaths have been reported. The state Department of Health reports the number of confirmed cases from Oct 2 to Jan. 5: In …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
If you haven't gotten your flu shot, now is the time.
If you’ve been feeling under the weather lately, you’re not alone. Flu season is hitting the Delaware Valley. “Local hospitals, including Bryn Mawr and Paoli, are seeing a spike in respiratory illnesses,” Tweets Main Line Health. Our area is not alone. “The U.S. is experiencing an early flu season,” Tweets FluGov, the federal government’s main flu information website. Flu symptoms, according to Flu.gov, include: Doctors say that the best way to prevent getting the flu is a flu shot. Check with your doctor’s office or local pharmacy. A number of Main Line area Rite Aid stores are currently out of the vaccine or low on it, but they expect to get more in later in the week, so call before you go. Other prevention tips from Flu.gov include:
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Get some tips to keep healthy this festive season.
The holidays are a time when many people are stressed with additional pressures of family, friends and general holiday preparations, lowering resistance. People are traveling, shopping and gathering in large numbers, increasing their exposure to germs. The best way to fight the flu, according to Flu.gov is to get the flu shot. Beyond that, Flu.gov has some tips to to stay healthy this holiday season: Find out where to get a flu shot in Marple Newtown here.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
A flu shot clinic will be held in Newtown Square from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18.
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Thursday, October 18, 2012
NEWTOWN SQUARE–Got some time to spare after work today? Head over to the Bryn Mawr Health Center in the Ellis Preserve in Newtown Square for a flu shot clinic. The clinic will last from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Can't make it? There are plenty of local options to get a flu shot within Marple Newtown Patch. Below is a list of where you can find flu shots and clinics: Click here for more Delaware County flu shot options and information.