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CDC warns flu outbreak’s picking up nationwide

Unless you never watch TV, listen to a radio or go on the Internet, you know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is predicting that this flu season is going to be a bad one. Not only has it started early, but influenza activity is increasing at a rapid pace with much […] [MORE]

Can microwave popcorn reduce vaccines’ effectiveness?

New questions are being raised about whether chemicals found in microwave popcorn interfere with the effectiveness of certain vaccinations.

athenahealth: Docs under-reimbursed for vaccines in nearly half of cases

Vaccinations can be a big expense for doctors with a low return on investment. And, according to a recent report, the problem has only gotten worse recently.

Largest U.S. outbreak of measles highlights risk of non-vaccination trend

It’s the biggest U.S. measles outbreak in 15 years — and it’s being blamed on parents who choose not to vaccinate their kids.

2011 flu vaccine: What you need to know

Flu vaccination season is in full swing. Here’s the information practitioners and patients alike will be looking for.

Proof: Flu vaccines cut kids’ ER visits

Reducing the number of  kids’ visits to the ER is as simple as getting them vaccinated against the flu.

CDC warns about new dengue fever outbreak

The CDC is warning people about an outbreak of dengue fever in the Bahamas after several visitors to the islands became sick.

Most who start the HPV vaccine don’t finish it

New research indicates the HPV vaccine isn’t reaching its potential — simply because users aren’t getting the full regimen of shots.

Survey: Less than 50% of first-responders willing to work a lethal pandemic

Emergency services personnel are known for their mettle — but new research shows even they have a breaking point.

Half of staffers will refuse H1N1 vaccine

New surveys indicate that up to half of health care workers plan to refuse the H1N1 flu vaccine — a step that could have huge repercussions for your own facility and the general public.