Sorry Kids, No Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine This Year, It's Back To The ShotIt's time for flu immunizations, but there is some bad news for kids. The nasal spray vaccination looks like it doesn't work as well as thought, so now the American Academy of Pediatrics says it's back to the traditional flu shot for protection.
The Nose Doesn't Know -- You Now Need The ShotA nasal flu vaccine seemed easy, painless, and effective. But new research shows that yes, it's easy and painless...yet it is NOT effective. Be prepared to roll up that sleeve to prevent influenza.
Why This Year's Weather Is Literally Making You SickSeem like you're fighting one germ after another? The answer is easy: blame the weather.
Bronco Fans: How To Intercept Germs At A Super Bowl Get-TogetherFew things better than watching your favorite team play in the big game, but as Dr. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida reports, super games mean super germs. Here's how to stay in the game.
Did You Use One Of These Excuses? I Sure Hope NotIt's not only the holiday season -- it's the start of the flu season. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains why you should be immunized, and why the reasons some people avoid the vaccine simply aren't true.
FluMist Shortage Means More Will Get Flu Shots This YearPediatricians are warning they may not be able to offer FluMist this year to all of their young patients. The good news: there is plenty of the vaccine available in shot form.
Health Experts: This Year's Flu Vaccine Better Than Last Year'sFlu season is quickly approaching and health officials are optimistic that this year's flu vaccine will be more effective than last year's. But they also warn that influenza can be unpredictable.
First Enterovirus, Then The Flu, And Now RSVA Denver hospital is packed with children suffering from a respiratory virus called RSV, and doctors want to get the word out that the disease is spreading and could be dangerous, even deadly, for some infants.
Flu Mounts Most Serious Challenge In Decade, Vigilance UrgedAs Colorado witness a record number of hospitalizations due to the flu, the CDC said this season's vaccination is merely 23 percent effective in preventing the virus.
This Year's Flu Vaccine Is An Epic Fail ... And What You Can Do About ItIf you think this year's flu shot is going to guarantee good health, think again. The CDC has just announced it is only 23 percent effective -- the worst in years. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what that means to you--- and the important steps you can still take to protect yourself.
Colorado Flu Outbreak Could Be Turning A CornerCases of influenza in Colorado could be on the decline after there were fewer reported cases of the flu last week than the previous week.
There's Still More To Come During This Nasty Flu SeasonThe latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show influenza is now widespread in 43 states -- up from 36 states the previous week. That includes Colorado.