Nobody likes to get the flu! You may have already had your flu shot and stocked up on all your vitamins, but sometimes avoiding germy objects may be the best thing you can do.
After a two month spike in flu cases and one flu death, Wichita County health officials say the number of flu cases is on the decline.
A death from influenza related complications in a 45 year old male has been confirmed in Wichita County.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, the flu is now widespread in 35 states, including Texas and Oklahoma, up from 25 states last week.
Health officials in Dallas and Denton counties have confirmed 19 flu-related deaths as medical experts urge people to get vaccinated.
United Regional officials say several noticeable factors are setting this flu season apart from the others.
New survey finds many people are confused about how to fight the flu.
Wintry weather is here and with that comes the extra threat of the flu. Dr. Sue helps you choose which vaccine is best for your little one.
Getting your kids vaccinated is a great way to fight the flu, but you can also keep their immune system strong with what they eat. Dr. Sue explains with the Kid's Doctor.
Flu frenzy is rampant right now since flu has started earlier than usual in some states. The good news is there are new, powerful vaccines to help prevent your family from getting sick!
As temperatures cool off a bit across Texoma health officials are raising awareness on a bug that starts biting this time of year.
You can't smoke it, but you might want to inject tobacco to protect you against the flu.
Lethal influenza strain spreading in parts of China.
A new bird flu strain that has killed 22 people in China is "one of the most lethal" of its kind and transmits more easily to humans than another strain that has killed hundreds since 2003.
Germs, like the flu virus or E. coli bacteria, can probably be found on surfaces you touch everyday.
While flu season may be leveling off, the FDA is advising consumers not to buy unapproved flu medications sold online.
There could soon be something new to treat the stomach flu!
A video game designed by college students and their professor takes aim at teaching kids the dangers of getting the flu.
This year's especially grim flu season has been sickening and killing a very high number of people over 65.
While the flu epidemic seems to be making the most news these days, I'm actually seeing RSV (respiratory synctial virus) causing some serious illness among my patients.
After another long day in the office with tons of wheezing and coughing and tow babies sent to the intensive care unit, I decided to take a look at the national RSV statistics. Guess what, most of the country is still in the throes of RSV season (Florida is lucky as their rates are on the decline). So I know that most of my pediatric colleagues across the country are dealing with RSV (respiratory synctial virus) and we are still several weeks away from declining viral rates and the end of the RSV season.
I am seeing many parents who are fearful of RSV because their child's day care or school have sent home notices letting them know that there are cases of RSV. I am still confused by the need to send out notices which may only scare parents.
At this time of year, RSV is virtually everywhere. RSV is a virus that occurs every fall, winter and often into early spring. It causes cold symptoms for most of us, and most of the population (both child and adult) can never name the virus that caused their terrible runny nose and cough.
By the time a child is 2 years old the majority of them (upwards of 90%) have had at least one RSV infection. Again, most parents never need to know the name of the virus that is causing their child to have that terrible cough and runny nose. It is just another bad cold!
But, with that being said there are children, especially those under the age of 2 who will have more problems with RSV. In some cases, especially in young infants, the virus will cause not only a runny nose, congestion and coughing, but wheezing as well, and in a few, respiratory distress. It is in those cases that we name that tune and test to confirm that the baby has RSV.
Our office does not routinely test every child