Flu Season

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Do Your Part To Prevent The Flu From Getting To You

With 20 percent of Americans coming down with the flu every year, it can be hard to protect anyone, but one of the best ways to safeguard yourself against it is to get a flu shot, according to CBS 2’s Dr. Max Gomez.

12/26/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo receives a flu shot from Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah to encourage all New Yorkers to guard against a bad flu season. (credit: Gov. Cuomo Flickr)

Eye On New York: Life After Sandy, Fighting Off The Flu, And Mouth Off To Montone

Months after Hurricane Sandy residents are still struggling to put their lives back together and CBS 2 has some important insurance information that could be a big help.

01/20/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo receives a flu shot from Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah to encourage all New Yorkers to guard against a bad flu season. (credit: Gov. Cuomo Flickr)

Farley: ‘Severe’ Strain Of Flu Reaches Epidemic Proportions In New York City

New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said the flu vaccine will protect most people from getting the flu and even if you do become sick, the flu will be milder.

01/10/2013

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Flu Season: 4 Flu Myths Debunked

It’s flu season, and vaccine companies have produced nearly 150 million flu shots this year – that’s 17 million more than last year. Still, many people do not get vaccinated, thinking it can do more harm than good. That’s just one of the flu myths TV 10-55’s Katie McGee dispelled for us.

10/12/2012

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HealthWatch: Flu

If you don’t know anyone with the flu yet, it might not be long before you do. Nearly 1,000 positive flu tests were reported in New York last week and those are just the cases that were actually tested.

01/06/2011

Flu season

Widespread Flu Epidemic Taking Bite Out Of NYC

New York is showing a dramatic increase in the number of serious flu infections and emergency room visits, and doctors are trying to figure out the reason.

01/05/2011

Flu season

CDC: Flu Season Picking Up In NY, Other States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said five states had widespread reports of flu last week, up from zero two weeks earlier.

12/31/2010