Researchers Focus on New, Innovative Ways to Combat Flu
Scientists may be able to detect how a flu strain will spread based on its genome.
CDC: Flu Hospitalizations, Deaths on the Rise as Activity Increases
In today's CDC media briefing on the latest influenza activity data, CDC officials indicated that flu-associated hospitalization rates are on pace to hit record highs compared with past severe seasons.
The Low-Down on Low Back Pain
Low back pain (LBP) is the fifth most common reason for all primary care visits, and 6 million Americans see primary care providers complaining of LBP annually.
And the Allergen Winner Is: Propylene Glycol!
This year, the winner is an ingredient common to many cosmetics, topical skin products, foods, and medications.
CDC Advisory: Influenza on the Rise, Health Providers Should Be Prepared
Flu activity in the United States continues to increase over the past few weeks, which means that health care providers should continue to be on the lookout when diagnosing ill patients, according to a CDC Health Advisory.
Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas Trees as Allergens
Health care providers should be aware that Christmas trees have been associated with allergic contact dermatitis and allergy.
Influenza Activity Increasing in the United States
Influenza activity is on the rise across the United States, with several influenza activity indicators higher than what is typically seen for this time of year.
Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis Treatment Guidelines Updated
An updated clinical guideline provides health care providers with practical advice on the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR).
Survey: Sleep Medication Use Common Among Older Adults
Although sleep difficulties are common among older adults, most don't address the issue with their health care provider. According to results from the National Poll on Healthy Aging, more than one-third reported using some type of medication to help them sleep at night.
Making a Dent in the Flu: Try In-Reach!
Employers have countless reasons for encouraging employees to be immunized against influenza.
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