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Tag: Influenza-like illness

FDA Recalls EpiPen and EpiPen Jr

FDA Recalls EpiPen and EpiPen Jr

| April 03, 2017, 01:39 PM

The FDA has initiated a recall of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. This recall is because some of the devices have not worked when needed. Given that the pen device is used to counteract potentially fatal allergic reactions,  Evolve Medical is […]

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Flu Rate Spikes to Severe, Again!

Flu Rate Spikes to Severe, Again!

| March 17, 2017, 06:54 PM

Flu has spiked to high levels, again, according to today’s report from DHMH flu tracker.  After a decreasing rate the week prior, flu is back up to “High Intensity Levels” and “Widespread Geographic Activity”, according to the Friday March 17th report from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Find out what you can do to prevent getting–or […]

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Flu Risk High in Maryland

Flu Risk High in Maryland

| March 03, 2017, 06:27 PM

The flu rate continues to climb for the 3rd week in Maryland, reaching one of the highest rates in years.  On Friday March 3rd, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) FluWatch reported flu rate intensity at the highest level and widespread. Health officials encourage those still unvaccinated to get vaccinated immediately.    Nationwide, the […]

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Early Spring Health Problems

Early Spring Health Problems

| March 02, 2017, 10:17 AM

Spring in Annapolis is early this year! According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), spring is up to three weeks ahead of schedule in the Washington, DC region–and that can have significant impact on our health. What can we expect? Longer and worse allergy season, more Lyme, Zika and other tick and mosquito related illnesses.  For […]

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Flu Rate Spikes in Maryland

Flu Rate Spikes in Maryland

| February 17, 2017, 04:42 PM

Flu rates are spiking here in Maryland reaching one of the highest rates in years. Maryland rates flu intensity at the highest level and widespread. In the US, at least 20 children have died this year from the flu. Health officials encourage those still unvaccinated to get vaccinated immediately.    Nationwide, the flu virus continues to spread in 43 […]

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Got Back Pain? Docs Say Think Alternative

Got Back Pain? Docs Say Think Alternative

| February 16, 2017, 05:14 PM

Got back pain? New recommendations suggest ditching the pills and considering alternative therapy instead, such as yoga, massage, acupuncture, heat, physical therapy or spinal manipulation.   The American College of Physicians (ACP), which published the new guidelines, points out that “in the majority of cases, low back pain will improve on it’s own over four weeks.” […]

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Flu on the Rise in Maryland

Flu on the Rise in Maryland

| February 04, 2017, 10:15 AM

Flu is on the rise across the US and here in Maryland. Did you know that between 3,000 to 49,000 people die every year from the flu? Get some fast facts today! Here are some more fast facts:  200,000 people are hospitalized every year due to flu 5-20% of the population gets the flu each […]

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AAMC offers flu tips in wake of recent volume of flu cases

AAMC offers flu tips in wake of recent volume of flu cases

| December 29, 2014, 08:59 PM | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) is currently experiencing a high volume of patients with influenza (flu). In order to reduce the spread of flu, we are limiting hospital visitors in the following ways: People under age 18 should not visit. People experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms should not visit. Flu Symptoms You may have the […]

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Flu? Virus? Something else?

Flu? Virus? Something else?

| November 24, 2014, 01:22 PM | 0 Comments

The feeling is familiar: you’re going about your busy day when you suddenly feel aches and a fever.  Or, your children come home from school and say they don’t feel good.  Is it the flu?  Maybe it’s a cold, strep throat, or something else?  It may be tough for you to know because many illnesses […]

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