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 LAGNIAPPE Health status report
For those of you out there who are concerned about my health status, I have almost fully recovered from my recent bout with pneumonia. I still have some residual coughing, but am no longer regularly ... Posted on 11/9/10 at 10:40 AM
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
STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT Sneezing and sanitizing
The other day, someone told me they no longer hear people say, "Bless you" when a person sneezes. Instead, people these days tend to get this look of fear in their faces whenever a... Posted on 10/26/09 at 5:34 PM
OH LOOK! A SHINY THING Did I Just Kill 17 Million People? Oopsie!
I committed mass murder by accident this morning.
Someone linked me this educational game that's supposed to teach you how difficult it is to manage a pandemic flu situation. Essentially, you get to m... Posted on 10/22/09 at 4:47 AM
Clinics, hospital, busy as influenza spreads
WORTHINGTON — High fevers with body temperatures ranging from 102- to 105 degrees have been the norm for patients visiting Worthington clinics and the hospital in recent days as the influenza outbreak continues to spread across the state and the nation.
Classes were cancelled for Thursday, today
WORTHINGTON — With more than 32 percent of the student body reported sick with flu and flu-like symptoms, Worthington Christian School closed its doors Thursday and will keep them shut today.
WORTHINGTON — Whether it is the cooler weather or the fact that the calendar page has been flipped to October, local clinics and pharmacies are seeing an uptick in the number of people eager to get their flu shot.
WORTHINGTON — In cooperation with Walgreens, the American Lung Association in Minnesota is providing free flu shots to adults 19 years of age and older from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Walgreens, 1321 Oxford St.
Students in District 518 receive vaccinations
WORTHINGTON — At least 1,230 students in District 518 schools are receiving their flu vaccination this week thanks to a partnership between Sanford and Avera Worthington Specialty clinics in Worthington, and funding from the Worthington Regional Healthcare Foundation.
WASHINGTON — Flu season may not sound as scary for pregnant women this year as last — but they're still at high risk and need that shot, says a letter being mailed to thousands of health providers this week from some leading medical societies.
DULUTH - If a third wave of the H1N1 virus sweeps across the Northland, it will find an adult population that has mostly not bothered to get vaccinated. The low rate among young adults is a special cause for concern, public health officials say.
John Myers, Duluth News Tribune
, February 01, 2010
WORTHINGTON — By the time the first case of H1N1 novel influenza, often called “swine flu,” was confirmed in Minnesota April 29, people were already worried about the virus’s unusually high fatality rate and its inclination to strike young people as easily as elderly ones.
WORTHINGTON - Nobles-Rock Community Health Services will offer H1N1 vaccine clinics for children in preschool through 12th grade Friday in Ellsworth and Hills-Beaver Creek schools and Monday in Adrian and Round Lake-Brewster schools.
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's influenza activity has been downgraded to local, states updated information from the Minnesota Dept. of Health, although 10 more influenza-related deaths in Minnesota residents have been confirmed.
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