Tuesday April 3, 2018
Our readers tend to be very knowledgeable about vaccination. But exactly how expert are you on the subject? This is National Public Health Week, with today particularly devoted to the fight against communicable diseases. In honor of the day, we’ve come up with this quiz for you to test your vaccine knowledge. Answers below; don’t peek!
Thursday March 29, 2018
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there were a single, effective flu shot that worked for all strains? One that we might get once and never need again? Scientists are at work on that right now, and they think they might have found a pathway to making it work.
Thursday March 22, 2018
Serese Marotta would like to have a little talk with whoever coined the term “colds and flu.” “You hear it all the time in the media and in casual conversation,” she said.
Thursday March 15, 2018
Meningococcal disease is a rare disease, but one with swift and terrible consequences. In a very short time, those stricken can end up in the hospital with this life-threatening illness, at risk of deafness, the need for limb amputation and even of dying.
Friday March 9, 2018
The latest flu map from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows clear signs that the nation is beginning to put the peak of flu season behind it. Just a couple of weeks ago, the map was almost completely colored in red, the sign of the highest level of flu activity. Now, well over half of the states have at least somewhat lesser levels of flu.