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Flu Bug Hits Long Island Hard

The flu bug is hitting Long Island hard this year and the number of reported cases since October have more than tripled over last year.


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Nasal Mist Recommended As Preferred Flu Vaccine For Children

For the first time, government health officials are recommending Flu Mist nasal spray as the preferred vaccine for healthy children between the ages of 2 and 8 years old.


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Flu Widespread Across Half Of U.S.; Experts Urge Vaccination

Flu cases started to spike right around Christmas. Now, the New York State Department of Health says the flu is widespread.


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Dr. Max Gomez: Flu Shots For Better Heart Health

Your flu shot may be protecting you from more than just the flu. It could also protect you against the number one killer of Americans.


Mayor Bloomberg gets flu shot from pharmacist Barbara Naprawa at Duane Reade in lower Manhattan Oct. 25, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Mayor Bloomberg Gets Flu Shot, Urges New Yorkers To Do The Same

The mayor got his flu shot from pharmacist Barbara Naprawa at a Duane Reade pharmacy in lower Manhattan. New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley also received his influenza vaccine at the Duane Reade Thursday morning.


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Flu Season Atypical In New Jersey

In New Jersey, state officials say influenza activity is low in the south and moderate in the north.


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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.


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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.


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CDC Report: Widespread Flu Reports In New York

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


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Eye On New York: Flu Vaccinations

After last year’s H1N1, health officials are asking the public to get flu shots this year. The CDC, for the first time, is calling for universal vaccination for all Americans.



Study: Flu Vaccine Good For The Heart

The muscle aches, runny nose and fever of the flu are enough of a reason to get vaccinated. And now that vaccine may have some heart healthy benefits.