Really sick or faking it?

While health officials and employers often encourage people to stay home when they’re ill, most people don’t believe their coworkers when they call in sick. Cold-EEZE, a zinc lozenge cold treatment, […]

Influenza season comes to an end

This flu season, Clark County recorded five influenza-associated deaths and seven outbreaks in long-term care facilities. Those stats were included in Clark County Public Health’s 2014-15 flu season summary issued Thursday. Flu […]

CDC: Flu vaccine might not be good match

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health advisory Wednesday, notifying providers that this year’s flu vaccine may not be a good match for circulating strains. While flu activity […]

Young invincibles seeking more preventive care

New research found the number of millennials using preventive care services increased slightly since a provision of the Affordable Care Act went into effect. Researchers from the University of California San […]

Half of pregnant women get flu shots

Flu season is approaching, so let’s talk flu shots. During the 2013-14 influenza season, about 52 percent of pregnant women were vaccinated before or during pregnancy, according to the Centers for […]

Doorknobs distributing viruses

A single doorknob can spread viruses to 40 to 60 percent of people in an office building in just a few hours. Think about that for a minute. One doorknob can […]

Achoo! I blame you

What’s the best way to feel better if you have the flu? Find someone to blame for your misery. At least that’s the premise behind a new Facebook app, “Help, I […]

Pet flu

Health officials may have found a way to persuade flu vaccine resisters to actually get the shot. Tell them their pets’ health is at risk. We all know new strains of the […]

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