H1N1 Especially Worrisome For Kids With Asthma

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

By Megan Moore Children with asthma are on local doctors’ radar because they are at such a high risk for developing the H1N1 flu. One doctor estimates 20 to 30 percent of children in our area have asthma…making the concern for their health during this extra long flu season especially high. Seven year old Logan Skidmore […]

Studies suggest US ICUs may become overwhelmed by H1N1 cases.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

NBC Nightly News (10/12, lead story, 3:10, Curry) reported, “We begin tonight with deeper perspective on just how the swine flu is beginning to affect emergency” departments (EDs) “in this country. Today, doctors writing in ‘The Journal of the American Medical Association’ predicted this epidemic will flood the nation’s [EDs] and intensive care units and […]

Stop the conflusion: Here are the H1N1 facts

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Public health officials need to get the essential facts about swine flu out there By Andre Picard Conflusion. The Urban Dictionary defines the term as follows: “The aggregation or streaming together of multiple confusing items, as in a confluence of confusion.” It’s time for a second entry. Conflusion is what the public is feeling in […]

What You Need To Know About Swine Flu Vaccine

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Source: NPR by RICHARD KNOX The first doses of vaccine against swine flu — officially known as H1N1 of 2009 — will start arriving at hospitals, doctors’ offices and clinics around the country this week. That’s record time for a new vaccine — only a little more than five months after scientists discovered the now-pandemic virus. […]

What to know about getting H1N1 vaccine

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Source: CNN.com Empowered Patient Next week, the long-awaited H1N1 vaccine is expected to arrive. At least three of the four vaccine makers have begun shipping their products to undisclosed distribution centers. There are two types of the vaccine available: the flu shot, an inactivated vaccine containing fragments of killed influenza virus, and a nasal spray, […]

Sanofi-Aventis Shipping H1N1 Vaccine To US Government Tuesday

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Sanofi-Aventis SA’s (SNY) vaccines unit is to deliver its first shipment of swine-flu vaccine to the U.S. government Tuesday, ahead of schedule, a spokeswoman said. The company cautioned that the shots may not become immediately available for administration because they will have to work their way through government distribution channels. “It’s a tremendous milestone and […]