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  • New study addresses vaccines and pregnancy

    New study addresses vaccines and pregnancy

    Tuesday, October 13 2015 4:01 PM EDT2015-10-13 20:01:54 GMT
    Tuesday, October 13 2015 4:17 PM EDT2015-10-13 20:17:57 GMT
    Study addresses flu shots for pregnant women (Source: Raycom Media)Study addresses flu shots for pregnant women (Source: Raycom Media)
    Additional flu deaths in Cuyahoga County. (Source: Raycom Media)Additional flu deaths in Cuyahoga County. (Source: Raycom Media)
    It can be tough enough for moms-to-be to keep up with all the latest vaccine recommendations. The latest new study involving thousands of women is bringing some peace of mind.More >>
    It can be tough enough for moms-to-be to keep up with all the latest vaccine recommendations. The latest new study involving thousands of women is bringing some peace of mind.More >>
  • ER doctors expect severe flu season

    ER doctors expect severe flu season

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 5:44 PM EST2014-12-17 22:44:02 GMT
    Wednesday, December 17 2014 6:07 PM EST2014-12-17 23:07:36 GMT
    Dr. Charles Emerman says it has already been a busy flu season, and he expects it only to get worse. (Source: WOIO)Dr. Charles Emerman says it has already been a busy flu season, and he expects it only to get worse. (Source: WOIO)
    It has already been a busy flu season at the MetroHealth Medical Center Emergency Room. Dr Charles Emerman, the chair of the department, says they are currently seeing 50 to 60 more patients a day than normal and he expects that to get worse.
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    It has already been a busy flu season at the MetroHealth Medical Center Emergency Room. Dr Charles Emerman, the chair of the department, says they are currently seeing 50 to 60 more patients a day than normal and he expects that to get worse.

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  • Several schools back in session after closed due to illness

    Several schools back in session after closed due to illness

    Wednesday, December 10 2014 10:57 AM EST2014-12-10 15:57:25 GMT
    Thursday, December 11 2014 10:43 PM EST2014-12-12 03:43:44 GMT
    St. Ambrose closes so for day to be thoroughly cleaned.  (Source: http://www.saintambroseschool.us)St. Ambrose closes so for day to be thoroughly cleaned. (Source: http://www.saintambroseschool.us)
    Several schools were closed this week after a spike in flu cases. More >>
    Several schools were closed this week after a spike in flu cases. More >>
  • Health experts more confident in this season's flu vaccine

    Health experts more confident in this season's flu vaccine

    Wednesday, September 30 2015 3:57 PM EDT2015-09-30 19:57:15 GMT
    Wednesday, September 30 2015 4:31 PM EDT2015-09-30 20:31:01 GMT
    By getting medicine in the form of a flu vaccine or a flu shot, you can protect yourself, your family and your co-workers. (Source: WOIO)By getting medicine in the form of a flu vaccine or a flu shot, you can protect yourself, your family and your co-workers. (Source: WOIO)
    While health experts always push for everyone age 6 months and older to get vaccinated, even they say there are some years when the vaccine falls short. Last year would be one of those years when those who don’t believe in the vaccine would have more of an argument. More >>
    While health experts always push for everyone age 6 months and older to get vaccinated, even they say there are some years when the vaccine falls short. Last year would be one of those years when those who don’t believe in the vaccine would have more of an argument. More >>
  • Focus on the Flu: Cleveland Clinic doctor dispels myths about the flu vaccine

    Focus on the Flu: Cleveland Clinic doctor dispels myths about the flu vaccine

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-10-29 21:16:28 GMT
    Tuesday, June 21 2016 10:39 AM EDT2016-06-21 14:39:02 GMT
    The three major Cleveland hospitals are working with the the city of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County to explain some of the most common misconceptions about the flu and the vaccine. With all the concern about Ebola, healthcare officials want to remind the community that the flu is a real health issue in this area. More >>
    The three major Cleveland hospitals are working with the the city of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County to explain some of the most common misconceptions about the flu and the vaccine. With all the concern about Ebola, healthcare officials want to remind the community that the flu is a real health issue in this area.     More >>
  • Hospital partners with school district to provide free flu shots

    Hospital partners with school district to provide free flu shots

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-10-21 23:38:51 GMT
    Tuesday, June 21 2016 10:39 AM EDT2016-06-21 14:39:02 GMT
    Akron Children's Hospital is teaming up with local schools to get kids immunized, offering free flu shots at nearly a dozen schools.More >>
    Akron Children's Hospital is teaming up with local schools to get kids immunized, offering free flu shots at nearly a dozen schools.More >>
  • Health Alert: The 4 Fs for identifying the flu

    Health Alert: The 4 Fs for identifying the flu

    Friday, January 16 2015 2:37 PM EST2015-01-16 19:37:41 GMT
    Friday, January 16 2015 5:10 PM EST2015-01-16 22:10:08 GMT
    Alarming new numbers on the flu, and we're only halfway through the season. A local doctor shared the four Fs that will help you distinguish a bad cold or virus, from the flu.More >>
    Alarming new numbers on the flu, and we're only halfway through the season. A local doctor shared the four Fs that will help you distinguish a bad cold or virus, from the flu.More >>
  • Pediatric flu deaths continue to rise

    Pediatric flu deaths continue to rise

    Tuesday, January 13 2015 2:02 PM EST2015-01-13 19:02:09 GMT
    Tuesday, January 13 2015 4:53 PM EST2015-01-13 21:53:10 GMT
    Traditionally, the elderly are those who not only get the flu more often, but die from it. However, the latest numbers from the CDC show that pediatric deaths are on the rise, including a baby from northeast Ohio.More >>
    Traditionally, the elderly are those who not only get the flu more often, but die from it. However, the latest numbers from the CDC show that pediatric deaths are on the rise, including a baby from northeast Ohio.
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  • Which flu vaccine is more effective for 2014 flu season

    Which flu vaccine is more effective for 2014 flu season

    Which flu vaccine is more effective for the upcoming 2014 flu season?More >>
    Which flu vaccine is more effective for the upcoming 2014 flu season?More >>
  • What to do if you have the flu

    What to do if you have the flu

    Sunday, February 21 2016 11:01 AM EST2016-02-21 16:01:50 GMT
    Sunday, February 21 2016 11:01 AM EST2016-02-21 16:01:50 GMT
    Flu shots are now available at most hospitals and clinics. (Source: Raycom Media)Flu shots are now available at most hospitals and clinics. (Source: Raycom Media)
    Flu activity is increasing in the United States, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with widespread activity reported in 12 states -- Arizona, California, Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Vermont -- and Puerto Rico. Thirteen children have died as a result of the flu so far this flu season, the CDC reported on Friday. The CDC does not track adult flu deaths. Th... More >>

    Flu activity is increasing in the United States, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with widespread activity reported in 12 states -- Arizona, California, Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Vermont -- and Puerto Rico. Thirteen children have died as a result of the flu so far this flu season, the CDC reported on Friday. The CDC does not track adult flu deaths. Th...

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  • Choosing alternative remedies for flu season

    Choosing alternative remedies for flu season

    Wednesday, October 14 2015 6:20 AM EDT2015-10-14 10:20:03 GMT
    Wednesday, October 14 2015 11:36 AM EDT2015-10-14 15:36:15 GMT
    Essential oils used as alternative remedies. (Source: WOIO)Essential oils used as alternative remedies. (Source: WOIO)
    Cold and flu season is here and we’re taking a closer look at alternative remedies to help fight off the bugs.

     
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    Cold and flu season is here and we’re taking a closer look at alternative remedies to help fight off the bugs.More >>
  • Will your flu shot do the job this year?

    Will your flu shot do the job this year?

    Monday, October 12 2015 10:39 PM EDT2015-10-13 02:39:55 GMT
    Monday, October 12 2015 10:58 PM EDT2015-10-13 02:58:38 GMT
    Flu season is already here, but how bad will it be? Here's what local doctors are predicting and recommending to keep you healthy.More >>
    Flu season is already here, but how bad will it be? Here's what local doctors are predicting and recommending to keep you healthy.More >>
  • Children most at risk as flu season peaks

    Children most at risk as flu season peaks

    Wednesday, January 28 2015 8:51 PM EST2015-01-29 01:51:14 GMT
    Wednesday, January 28 2015 10:21 PM EST2015-01-29 03:21:53 GMT
    Just when you thought cases of the flu were tapering off, we are headed into peak flu season. Those most at risk right now are children. They are getting the flu and spreading it.More >>
    Just when you thought cases of the flu were tapering off, we are headed into peak flu season. Those most at risk right now are children. They are getting the flu and spreading it.More >>
  • Alternative medicines for flu

    Alternative medicines for flu

    Friday, January 23 2015 2:11 PM EST2015-01-23 19:11:18 GMT
    Friday, January 23 2015 4:41 PM EST2015-01-23 21:41:19 GMT
    With everything going around, a lot of people are looking for ways to get better, faster. We've all heard about Tamiflu, but it's expensive, even with insurance. Now health experts are revealing less expensive alternativesMore >>
    With everything going around, a lot of people are looking for ways to get better, faster. We've all heard about Tamiflu, but it's expensive, even with insurance. Now health experts are revealing less expensive alternativesMore >>
  • Flu grows deadlier in northeast Ohio

    Flu grows deadlier in northeast Ohio

    Friday, January 16 2015 8:36 PM EST2015-01-17 01:36:09 GMT
    Friday, January 16 2015 9:25 PM EST2015-01-17 02:25:22 GMT
     The Cuyahoga County Board of Health reports eight deaths from the flu during the first week of January 2015.More >>
     The Cuyahoga County Board of Health reports eight deaths from the flu during the first week of January 2015.

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  • Health Department reports 8 flu-related deaths in Cuyahoga County

    Health Department reports 8 flu-related deaths in Cuyahoga County

    Friday, January 16 2015 7:58 AM EST2015-01-16 12:58:56 GMT
    Friday, January 16 2015 7:58 AM EST2015-01-16 12:58:57 GMT
    The Cuyahoga County Board of Health reports eight influenza-related deaths occurred between Jan. 4-10, the highest weekly numbers since 2009. More >>
    The Cuyahoga County Board of Health reports eight influenza-related deaths occurred between Jan. 4-10, the highest weekly numbers since 2009. More >>
  • Seniors more at risk this flu season

    Seniors more at risk this flu season

    Wednesday, January 14 2015 4:15 PM EST2015-01-14 21:15:13 GMT
    Wednesday, January 14 2015 4:25 PM EST2015-01-14 21:25:08 GMT
    The flu epidemic has threatened northeast Ohio seniors, but an in-home senior care company is doing what it can to keep seniors protected. More >>
    The flu epidemic has threatened northeast Ohio seniors, but an in-home senior care company is doing what it can to keep seniors protected. More >>
  • 1 Cuyahoga County resident dies from flu this week

    1 Cuyahoga County resident dies from flu this week

    Thursday, January 8 2015 6:42 PM EST2015-01-08 23:42:57 GMT
    Thursday, January 8 2015 8:23 PM EST2015-01-09 01:23:24 GMT
    Last week, the county saw 52 flu-related hospitalizations this week and one local flu-related death this week-a 55-year old Parma resident. So far this season, eight people have died from the flu in Cuyahoga County. More >>
    Last week, the county saw 52 flu-related hospitalizations this week and one local flu-related death this week-a 55-year old Parma resident. So far this season, eight people have died from the flu in Cuyahoga County. 
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  • More flu deaths reported in northeast Ohio

    More flu deaths reported in northeast Ohio

    Monday, January 5 2015 11:36 AM EST2015-01-05 16:36:15 GMT
    Monday, January 5 2015 10:24 PM EST2015-01-06 03:24:30 GMT
    More local deaths are being blamed on the flu. According to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, three more people died this week, bringing this season's total to nine. The deceased have all been senior citizens.More >>
    More local deaths are being blamed on the flu. According to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, three more people died this week, bringing this season's total to nine. The deceased have all been senior citizens.More >>
  • Six flu deaths so far in Cuyahoga County; all were senior citizens

    Six flu deaths so far in Cuyahoga County; all were senior citizens

    Monday, December 29 2014 12:43 PM EST2014-12-29 17:43:37 GMT
    Monday, December 29 2014 12:43 PM EST2014-12-29 17:43:39 GMT
    Cuyahoga County Health Officials announced Monday three more people have died from the flu. This brings the total number of victims this season to six. All of the people were senior citizens, two lived in Cleveland and one person lived in Westlake.More >>
    Cuyahoga County Health Officials announced Monday three more people have died from the flu. This brings the total number of victims this season to six. All of the people were senior citizens, two lived in Cleveland and one person lived in Westlake.More >>
  • Akron Children's requests only healthy visitors

    Akron Children's requests only healthy visitors

    Monday, December 29 2014 10:46 AM EST2014-12-29 15:46:27 GMT
    Monday, December 29 2014 11:16 AM EST2014-12-29 16:16:02 GMT
    With seasonal RSV and influenza activity on the rise in the community, Akron Children's Hospital is asking people who are ill to not visit its Akron and Beeghly campuses for the safety of patients.More >>
    With seasonal RSV and influenza activity on the rise in the community, Akron Children's Hospital is asking people who are ill to not visit its Akron and Beeghly campuses for the safety of patients.More >>
  • Flu by the numbers: Cuyahoga County with highest percentage of confirmed flu hospitalizations

    Flu by the numbers: Cuyahoga County with highest percentage of confirmed flu hospitalizations

    Tuesday, December 23 2014 10:02 PM EST2014-12-24 03:02:42 GMT
    Tuesday, December 23 2014 10:07 PM EST2014-12-24 03:07:48 GMT
    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that the 2014-15 flu season may be severe because Influenza A is the predominant virus strain, leading to more severe illness and mortality, especially in older people and young children.More >>
    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that the 2014-15 flu season may be severe because Influenza A is the predominant virus strain, leading to more severe illness and mortality, especially in older people and young children.More >>
  • MetroHealth: Cold and flu season is upon us!

    MetroHealth: Cold and flu season is upon us!

    Wednesday, December 3 2014 3:07 PM EST2014-12-03 20:07:26 GMT
    Monday, December 22 2014 5:32 PM EST2014-12-22 22:32:21 GMT
    Cold and flu season is upon us! Christine Alexander, MD, Chair of Family Medicine at MetroHealth gives us great answers to our most commonly asked questions for staying healthy this winter. Image: Headshot of doctor Caption: Christine Alexander, MD Q. What are some ways to prevent the cold and flu? A. One of the best ways to prevent the flu is through immunizations. This year's flu shot protects against up to four different varieties of the flu virus. Otherwise, getting good rest and good nut...More >>
    Cold and flu season is upon us! Christine Alexander, MD, Chair of Family Medicine at MetroHealth gives us great answers to our most commonly asked questions for staying healthy this winter. Image: Headshot of doctor Caption: Christine Alexander, MD Q. What are some ways to prevent the cold and flu? A. One of the best ways to prevent the flu is through immunizations. This year's flu shot protects against up to four different varieties of the flu virus. Otherwise, getting good rest and good nut...More >>
  • Health Department reports 3 flu-related deaths last week

    Health Department reports 3 flu-related deaths last week

    Friday, December 19 2014 3:00 PM EST2014-12-19 20:00:37 GMT
    Friday, December 19 2014 3:21 PM EST2014-12-19 20:21:56 GMT
    The Cuyahoga County Board of Health reports three influenza-related deaths occurred between Dec. 7 and Dec. 13. According to the department, the residents were senior citizens from Brecksville, Cleveland and Shaker Heights respectively.More >>
    The Cuyahoga County Board of Health reports three influenza-related deaths occurred between Dec. 7 and Dec. 13. According to the department, the residents were senior citizens from Brecksville, Cleveland and Shaker Heights respectively.
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  • Flu is hitting Cuyahoga County hard

    Flu is hitting Cuyahoga County hard

    Thursday, December 18 2014 11:59 AM EST2014-12-18 16:59:01 GMT
    Thursday, December 18 2014 12:01 PM EST2014-12-18 17:01:34 GMT
    Cuyahoga County Health Officials confirm this is already starting to be a rough flu season. Over the past three weeks, there have been 309 flu-related hospital admissions. That is 162% higher than last year, a total of 191 more cases.

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    Cuyahoga County Health Officials confirm this is already starting to be a rough flu season. Over the past three weeks, there have been 309 flu-related hospital admissions. That is 162% higher than last year, a total of 191 more cases.


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  • Demand for popular Tamiflu up as flu cases increase

    Demand for popular Tamiflu up as flu cases increase

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 10:17 PM EST2014-12-18 03:17:15 GMT
    Thursday, December 18 2014 7:37 AM EST2014-12-18 12:37:33 GMT
    Flu fears are rising as the bug is hitting Northeast Ohio hard. Local doctors are seeing a huge spike in cases and the number of visits to their offices.More >>
    Flu fears are rising as the bug is hitting Northeast Ohio hard. Local doctors are seeing a huge spike in cases and the number of visits to their offices.More >>
  • St. Ambrose School in Brunswick closed Wednesday

    St. Ambrose School in Brunswick closed Wednesday

    Tuesday, December 9 2014 8:50 PM EST2014-12-10 01:50:28 GMT
    Wednesday, December 10 2014 5:37 AM EST2014-12-10 10:37:38 GMT
    St. Ambrose School in Brunswick will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 10 due to a high volume of illness among students and staff.More >>
    St. Ambrose School in Brunswick will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 10 due to a high volume of illness among students and staff.More >>
  • Flu shots for travelers at Hopkins

    Flu shots for travelers at Hopkins

    Tuesday, November 4 2014 11:47 AM EST2014-11-04 16:47:53 GMT
    Tuesday, November 4 2014 12:09 PM EST2014-11-04 17:09:06 GMT
    It's flu season again and travelers who haven't had time to get their shots can get one at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) before or after their flights. Beginning Tuesday, November 4, CLE and the Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) will offer flu shots to travelers, airport tenants and employees. More >>
    It's flu season again and travelers who haven't had time to get their shots can get one at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) before or after their flights. Beginning Tuesday, November 4, CLE and the Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) will offer flu shots to travelers, airport tenants and employees. More >>
  • Health officials say get your flu shot, critics say no thank you

    Health officials say get your flu shot, critics say no thank you

    Thursday, October 30 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-10-30 17:34:10 GMT
    Thursday, October 30 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-10-30 17:59:13 GMT
    Although the sickness making headlines these days is the deadly Ebola virus, the Center for Disease Control reports that flu activity appears to be increasing and may rise in the coming weeks.More >>
    Although the sickness making headlines these days is the deadly Ebola virus, the Center for Disease Control reports that flu activity appears to be increasing and may rise in the coming weeks.More >>
  • Local hospitals unite to remind people to get their flu shot!

    Local hospitals unite to remind people to get their flu shot!

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-10-29 17:28:10 GMT
    Wednesday, October 29 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-10-29 17:30:03 GMT
    At a time when Americans are fixated on the speculative threat of Ebola, Cleveland's healthcare community wants to remind people to protect themselves against a tangible threat that kills 3,000 to 49,000 Americans annually – influenza. The Focus On Flu campaign is supported by The City of Cleveland, the Cleveland Department of Public Health, Cleveland Clinic, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, The MetroHealth System, the Sisters of Charity Health System, and University Hospitals (UH). More >>
    At a time when Americans are fixated on the speculative threat of Ebola, Cleveland's healthcare community wants to remind people to protect themselves against a tangible threat that kills 3,000 to 49,000 Americans annually – influenza. The Focus On Flu campaign is supported by The City of Cleveland, the Cleveland Department of Public Health, Cleveland Clinic, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, The MetroHealth System, the Sisters of Charity Health System, and University Hospitals (UH). More >>
  • Flu vaccine resources for 2014 flu season

    Flu vaccine resources for 2014 flu season

    Flu vaccinations (Source: WOIO)Flu vaccinations (Source: WOIO)
    Resources and locations to get flu vaccines for the 2014 flu season.More >>
    Resources and locations to get flu vaccines for the 2014 flu season.More >>
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