I’m sure you have heard it’s been a bad year for influenza: lots of illness, lots of hospitalizations, and a vaccine that’s not quite cutting the mustard. With all of the germs floating around the area, how do you know if you have the flu or just some common cold bug? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida halps figure which bug may be making you miserable, and has tips on prevention and treatment.
In Larimer County 23 people have been hospitalized with influenza since October, marking what health officials call a huge spike in serious illness caused by the virus.
First things first: This flu season’s will be especially severe.
The flu season is underway in Colorado with 14 people hospitalized across the state.
Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.
We know that droplets from a cough or sneeze can travel at NASCAR-type speeds for long, long distances, But new research says the reality of mucus travel is worse than we thought. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at how a sneeze in the basement can sicken someone in the attic.
Lots of germs attacking us here in Colorado. How do you know whether it’s a simple cold, or the dreaded “flu”? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains why it’s important to know the difference — and how to use the “FACTS” to tell.
Welcome to the influenza season of 2013-2014.
Health officals say the bug has hit hard and fast– and it you haven’t had your flu vaccine, it’s not to late… but you had better hurry up. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on the worst season since 2009.
Health officials warn that Colorado is in the throes of one of the worst flu seasons since 2009, but there is still plenty of vaccine available.