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Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older

September 22, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Pediatricians are urging that all children aged 6 months and older be vaccinated for the upcoming flu season.
The American Academy of Pediatrics updated their influenza vaccine recommendations to advise that the youngest kids should have two initial doses of vaccine to build immunity. The AAP [...]


Get a Flu Shot During Checkup, Doctor Says

September 20, 2014

SATURDAY, Sept. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — As flu season approaches, the best way to stay healthy and avoid infection is to get a flu shot and a checkup, according to an infectious disease specialist.
A primary care doctor can vaccinate people against the flu, and also address other health concerns or issues patients may [...]


Why Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot

September 19, 2014

Less than half of all Americans got a flu shot last year, so U.S. health officials on Thursday urged that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated for the coming flu season.


New Ebola Cases Top 700 in Just One Week, Officials Report

September 18, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In a sign that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is starting to spread faster than ever, the World Health Organization said Thursday that more than 700 new cases of the deadly viral infection were reported in just one week.
That brings the total number of [...]


Obama Steps Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa

September 16, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — On the same day that President Barack Obama announced a significant increase in U.S. aid to help combat West Africa’s Ebola crisis, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday that the window to contain the deadly virus was closing and infections could start doubling every three [...]


Obama to Step Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa

September 16, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — On the same day that President Barack Obama was to announce a significant increase in U.S. aid to help combat West Africa’s Ebola crisis, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday that the window to contain the deadly virus was closing and infections could start doubling [...]


American Ebola Patient Gets Appetite Back

September 13, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
SATURDAY, Sept. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An American doctor infected with Ebola who is being treated at a Nebraska medical center is getting his appetite back, doctors there said.
Dr. Rick Sacra has been a patient in the hospital’s isolation unit since being flown to the Omaha-based medical center on Sept. [...]


American Ebola Survivor Gives Blood to Infected Health-Care Colleague

September 11, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An American medical missionary who survived infection with Ebola has donated blood to a colleague who’s struggling to fight his own infection with the often deadly virus.
Dr. Rick Sacra was given blood transfusions from Dr. Kent Brantly last Friday, shortly after arriving at the Nebraska [...]


Gates Foundation Gives $50M to Fight Ebola Outbreak in Africa

September 10, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Acting in response to the devastating Ebola outbreak in four West Africa nations, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday that it has pledged $50 million to help combat the epidemic.
The money will be made available to United Nations agencies and international organizations involved [...]


Many U.S. Kids Missing Out on Preventive Care, CDC Says

September 10, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Most adults can remember the battery of health services they endured as kids: hearing and vision tests, dental exams, regular checkups and vaccinations.
Many American kids growing up now won’t have those memories, because millions of infants and children aren’t receiving recommended medical care aimed at [...]



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