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A box of influenza vaccine shots (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

It’s Back: Tri-State Area Hit With Round Two Of Flu

During the peak in mid-January, influenza A was the culprit. This second wave is being led by influenza B.

04/15/2014

Woman Blowing Nose (file/credit: clipart)

Cold Vs. Flu: How To Know What’s Got You Feeling Under The Weather

The symptoms are similar. You probably know the feeling: tired, runny nose and congestion, maybe feverish and just plain feeling lousy. So how do you know whether you have a cold or the flu?

01/16/2014

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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.

01/09/2014

FILE - A health worker prepares a flu shot. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NYC Seeks To Vaccinate More Kids Against Flu

Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley says 65 percent of children aged 6 to 59 months received an influenza vaccination in the past year.

01/08/2014

Fireworks explode at the stroke of midnight in Times Square on January 1, 2013 in New York City. Approximately one million people are expected to ring in the new year in Times Square. (Credit: Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Audiofile: January – The Month In Sound

This was also the month that Lance Armstrong finally came clean about his years of doping to become a cycling champion. Also in sports and due, at least in part, to the cloud cast by performance-enhancing drugs, no one was elected to the Baseball Hall Of Fame.

01/31/2013

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New Strain Of ‘Enormously Infectious’ Stomach Bug Arrives

People are starting to feel cramping and other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.

01/29/2013

Phamacist Prakash Deshpande injects Judith Echevarria with influenza vaccine at a Manhattan pharmacy - Jan. 14, 2013 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Flu Kills Four New Jersey Children, Wreaks Havoc In Hospitals

Influenza is running rampant. It hit early and hard and it’s showing no signs of letting up.

01/25/2013

Boy Dead From Flu

14-Year-Old Boy Who Died From Flu Mourned In New Jersey

It was a heart-wrenching scene in Westfield, N.J., Sunday night, as a family paid last respects to a 14-year-old boy who they say died after getting the flu.

01/20/2013

City Hall in Lower Manhattan (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Push On To Require Sick Days In New York City Amid Flu Epidemic

A bill to require sick days for employees in New York City has been getting a new look after this winter’s flu outbreak.

01/19/2013

Chief pharmacist Ali A. Yasin (L) gives flu information to Juan Castro (R) after injecting him with influenza vaccine as assistant Agripinno Camiolo looks on at New York City Pharmacy on January 15, 2013. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

CDC: Flu Season Bad One For The Elderly

The U.S. is about halfway through the flu season, said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So far, half of confirmed flu cases are in people 65 and older.

01/18/2013

Dr. Elizabeth Enschede on Teladoc (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Web Service Helps Treat Flu Patients, Cut Down On Spread Of Virus

Patients feeling under the weather can get full medical advice and care through Teladoc, an Internet and telephone service that links people to primary care doctors.

01/17/2013

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What Foods To Seek Or Avoid During Cold And Flu Season

There are plenty of things you should seek out during cold and flu season. The power of others, such as the hot toddy, are just mythical.

01/17/2013

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Manhattan Youth Soccer Club Bans High-Fives Due To Flu Epidemic

Forget about shaking hands with anyone these days – the flu emergency has some people taking drastic precautions.

01/15/2013

A woman is given a flu shot. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area Health Officials Say Hospitals Overrun With Flu Cases

“Frankly, I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Dr. Shelley Greenman, who works in the emergency room at Cooper University Hospital. “Everyone who has the flu feels like they’re going to die.”

01/14/2013

A woman is given a flu shot. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Flu Shot Supply Dwindling As New York Faces Public Health Emergency

With the flu epidemic hitting the Tri-State Area hard, many pharmacies have begun to run out of flu shot supplies.

01/13/2013

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