1. Eagle County Health News: Flu Shots


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    Eagle County Health Director Dr. Kent Petrie talks about the importance of flu shots, and where you can get one.

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    • Free Flu Shots at the Open Air Health Fair


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      Free flu shots are provided by the Public Health Department at the Open Air Health Trust on October 12th and 13th. Must be 18 or older.

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      • Immunizations Oct 2 2013 CBS 7


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        Learn more about immunizations, especially the flu shot, on Dr. Bose's weekly CBS segment

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        • Ask the Expert: Should CLL Patients Receive Vaccines?


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          Dr. Neil Kay from the Mayo Clinic explains the recommendations of which vaccinations are right – and safe – for you.

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          • Flu Shot Warning


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            It's easy to tell when 'cold and flu season' is here, just look at the numerous signs prominently displayed at local drugstores, urgent-care clinics, even supermarkets, offering quick, inexpensive (and often free) flu shots to protect you and your family from the dreaded seasonal flu. Things that are advertised the most are often the largest waste of your hard-earned money. Does this apply to the heavily advertised flu shot? Does your immune system really need the 'assistance' of the annual "flu shot" to battle the flu? Join KC Craichy for an information-packed, must-see HealthAlert. We'll explore what exactly is a flu shot, how it "works" and we'll investigate how effective was last year's flu shot. You'll also learn many of the troubling ingredients in the vaccination. We urge you to educate yourself before making the decision to get a flu shot.

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            • Flu Season Slams Seniors


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              There are some people who just get it. “Yes, I have for about the last ten years actually,” says Mickey Curtis. And others who don’t. “No, I’m pretty healthy, very rarely get sick and just from the pros and cons that I’ve read about the flu shot I’ve decided not to get it,” says Janet Cauchi. Despite the public prompting, for people to get the annual flu vaccine, many people don’t. And health experts are seeing the ill effects. The 2012- 2013 flu season slammed seniors. The hospitalization rate for people 65 and up was the highest since the CDC started tracking the stat in 2005. Experts hoped more of the elderly would take advantage of a new, high-dose vaccine. “It was first used last year; that was the first year it was available. It has a higher dose of the antigen in it. It helps to boost that immune protection against the flu shot. The thought is that elderly patients don’t have as big of a response against vaccines, so we hope by giving them a bigger dose of the vaccine, that they’ll really activate their immune system,” says Dr. Christina Cavanagh, family practitioner with Lee Memorial Health System. Here’s how the numbers broke down: The hospitalization rate in the oldest age group was 191 per 100,000 for the past flu season. The previous year it was 66 per 100,000. That’s more than double. The annual vaccine protects against what are expected to be the most prevalent flu strains. The effectiveness of the high dose vaccine is still under evaluation. “It helps to provide better protection then the regular flu shot. But we won’t know for the next couple of years if it actually works better,” says Dr. Cavanagh. What is certain is that your chances of getting the flu are lowered by taking a stab at the flu shot. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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              • Ministry of Health "Flu Real People"


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                Editor: Steve Manz Client: Ministry of Health

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                • GWU Flu Shot


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                  Simple steps on how to prevent the flu and where to get the flu shot on campus. Narration by Leah Pascarella

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                  • Flu shots - get the flu shot


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                    • HealthAlert; Effective Flu Shot Alternatives


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                      Glance into a local family practitioner's office today and you're likely to see a fluorescently lit waiting room lined with weary, achy, sniffling, coughing flu sufferers. Our remarkable immune systems are under attack by the annual flu bug. So what's the difference between those that contract the flu and those that remain well? Are we to believe the media, pharmaceutical companies, drug store advertisements, and government agencies that tell us that the flu vaccine is a must to protect you and your family? Join me on LivingFuelTV for an important HealthAlert on this topic that affects us all. Today, we'll explore several practical, safe, natural, powerful, and needle-free defensive alternatives, from Vitamin A to Zinc, that helps protect yourself and your family.

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