STAFF BLOG HEALTH NOTES ONLINE What's big, has wheels and is red all over?
You might have seen them already: Duluth Transit Authority buses wrapped in red.
The advertising on the two 40-foot buses is sponsored by Essentia Health and carries messages about heart disease. A... Posted on 2/6/14 at 5:41 PM
60 DAYS TO BETTER LIVING Flu shot options: a test of patient engagement?
Talking about the flu vaccine used to be straightforward. But with the proliferation of vaccine options, it has become much more complicated.
It isn't even accurate anymore to call it a flu "shot". T... Posted on 9/16/13 at 1:07 PM
At the local colleges and universities, a wide variety of procedures and practices have been implemented in response to the flu pandemic. These measures range from helpful hints to cumbersome inconveniences.
NEW YORK — The government’s tally of confirmed swine flu cases in the United States jumped Sunday to 226 in 30 states, but officials said that’s largely from catching up on a backlog of lab tests rather than a sudden spurt in new infections.
The cloth patches in green, blue and white are everywhere in Mexico City, clamped tight over the mouth and nose of teachers, toddlers, policemen and even drunks to ward off swine flu. But do they work?
With one confirmed U.S. swine flu death and a probable case found in Minnesota, local health agencies and schools are fielding more questions from a concerned public, and two colleges have canceled study-abroad programs in Mexico.
Jana Hollingsworth and Sarah Horner
, April 30, 2009
WASHINGTON — A never-before-seen strain of swine flu has turned killer in Mexico and is causing milder illnesses in the United States and elsewhere. While authorities say it’s not time to panic, they are taking steps to stem the spread and also urging people to pay attention to health warnings and take their own precautions.
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