flu http://wrvo.org en Flu shots may be good for your heart http://wrvo.org/post/flu-shots-may-be-good-your-heart <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Getting your flu shot this year may do more than just protect you from a runny nose and sore throat. A study published earlier this year in the <em>Journal for the American Medical Association</em> suggests that flu vaccinations may reduce the risk of heart disease.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:06:52 +0000 Kate O'Connell 47950 at http://wrvo.org Flu shots may be good for your heart Start of flu season best time to get vaccinated http://wrvo.org/post/start-flu-season-best-time-get-vaccinated <p></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 11:51:46 +0000 Ellen Abbott 46137 at http://wrvo.org Start of flu season best time to get vaccinated Despite wide availability, many still not taking advantage of flu shot http://wrvo.org/post/despite-wide-availability-many-still-not-taking-advantage-flu-shot <p>Fall brings many great things&mdash;the leaves begin to change color, apples are ripe for the picking &mdash; but on the other end of the spectrum, fall also brings something that nobody looks forward to &mdash;<a href="http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/index.htm"> flu season</a>. A simple flu shot, which is easy to get, may equip people with all the immunity tools they need to fight off the flu. But surprisingly, the majority of people don&rsquo;t take advantage of it.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, Dr. Joseph Bresee discusses how the <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/index.htm">flu shot</a> works and why people should get it. Dr. Bresee is the chief of the Epidemiology and Prevention Branch at the Centers for Disease Control, and helps create the yearly vaccine he believes more people should be receiving.</p><p><strong>Click &#39;Read More&#39; to hear our interview with Dr. Joseph Bresee.</strong></p><p> Sun, 06 Oct 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 45102 at http://wrvo.org Despite wide availability, many still not taking advantage of flu shot Unpredictability of flu season should be motivation to get shot http://wrvo.org/post/unpredictability-flu-season-should-be-motivation-get-shot <p></p><p><em>Every year at this time, public health officials encourage Americans to get a flu vaccine, but the majority of people choose not to have a flu shot.</em> <em>Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO&#39;s health and wellness show </em>Take Care<em>, recently spoke with Dr. Joseph Bresee of the Centers for Disease Control about how the vaccine works to </em><em>prevent the flu, and why the CDC recommends it.</em> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 11:11:56 +0000 WRVO News 45101 at http://wrvo.org Unpredictability of flu season should be motivation to get shot Vaccinations for adults http://wrvo.org/post/vaccinations-adults <p></p><p></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:39:56 +0000 WRVO News Staff 40259 at http://wrvo.org Scientists predict flu outbreaks with weather forecasting techniques http://wrvo.org/post/scientists-predict-flu-outbreaks-weather-forecasting-techniques <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Someday your local weatherman may also be able predict the latest flu outbreak. That's according to <a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/11/21/1208772109.abstract?sid=00ca8ff8-43a8-4afa-8f49-f42766d12d69" target="_blank">a new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</a>. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:31:12 +0000 Marie Cusick 29832 at http://wrvo.org Scientists predict flu outbreaks with weather forecasting techniques Flu season starting early in upstate New York http://wrvo.org/post/flu-season-starting-early-upstate-new-york <p>The flu is making an early appearance across upstate New York this fall, from the North Country through the Mohawk Valley. With the holiday season approaching, experts say it becomes more important than ever to take precautions. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 21:14:21 +0000 Ellen Abbott 29263 at http://wrvo.org Flu season starting early in upstate New York Flu season peaks behind schedule http://wrvo.org/post/flu-season-peaks-behind-schedule <p>Flu season is peaking this week in Onondaga county, a month behind schedule. This year&#39;s flu bug is a particularly mild one. According to federal figures, this year reports the fewest cases since the 80s.</p><p>&quot;I think that we&#39;re peaking now, which is a late peak, but our numbers were still going up as of last week... but very, very low numbers, not anything I&#39;m concerned about,&quot; <strong><a href="http://www.ongov.net/health/">Onondaga County Health</a></strong> Commissioner Dr. Cynthia Morrow said. &quot;But it is not over yet.&quot;</p><p>Morrow tracks flu numbers every year. She says that the mild winter could have something to do with lower numbers.</p><p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 19:51:42 +0000 Ellen Abbott 16811 at http://wrvo.org