HEALTHBEAT Blog break
This blog is taking an extended break while I concentrate on other priorities. Blogging will resume (hopefully) at some yet-to-be-determined time in the future.
In the meantime, since influenza is in... Posted on 1/9/13 at 1:45 PM
STAFF BLOG THE AREA VOICES COMMUNITY Area Voices Digest #5 - October 13, 2010
Here's our weekly look atwhat's new on areavoices and what might be worth a second look.
1. Dragon News - http://dragonnews.areavoices.com Minnesota State University Moorhead has started it's offici... Posted on 10/13/10 at 12:07 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER 'Ban the Bug' campaign set
Health officials say that since H1N1 flu vaccinations are available at most clinics, pharmacies and other locations, most Minnesotans should get vaccinated.
H1N1 flu, also known as swine flu, vaccinat... Posted on 1/9/10 at 12:56 AM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Shot
Yessiree, my arm is sore, the Nurse was ruthless, I thought I could be brave like the five year old boy that went in just prior to me..he was very brave, he didn't even whimper. The nurse was built li... Posted on 10/2/09 at 7:29 AM
Influenza season is just getting underway in Minnesota, so it's not too late to get vaccinated against what can be a serious disease, say state health officials. Nearly everyone should get vaccinated and there are more options for doing so than ever before.
Despite pleas by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many people have still not gotten one. The CDC says the flu and its complications rank as the eighth leading cause of death nationwide, accounting for about 49,000 deaths and nearly 200,000 hospitalizations annually.
To help keep veterans healthy during the flu season, the St. Cloud VA Health Care System has scheduled several flu shot clinics this fall. Flu shots for veterans enrolled with the VA are free and an appointment is not necessary. The flu shots are available at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud or any of the VA’s three clinics across central Minnesota.
Nearly 200 Minnesota hospitals and nursing homes increased their rates of influenza vaccination among their health care workers in 2011-12 as participants in the award-winning FluSafe program of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).
Just because the flu has yet to make a major impact across the nation doesn’t mean you won’t catch it. It is true flu activity is, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at “relatively low” levels.
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