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Tag: Influenza

Johns Hopkins Opens Direct Primary Care

Johns Hopkins Opens Direct Primary Care

| February 08, 2019, 12:50 PM

Johns Hopkins has opened a new practice based on Evolve Medical’s Direct Primary Care model. Direct Primary Care (DPC) is a rapidly growing movement, started by regular people who were fed up with not being able to talk to their doctor when they needed him or her, waiting for ever to be seen and feeling […]

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Flu Spikes in Maryland

Flu Spikes in Maryland

| January 15, 2019, 01:17 PM

Flu Rate Spikes in Maryland The Flu has spiked suddenly here in Maryland going from “Minimal” to “High” in early January 2019.  The CDC is reporting nearly 7 million people have already contracted the flu this season. The CDC is also estimating over 70,000 people have been hospitalized with over 30 states reporting “widespread” flu […]

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Anne Arundel Winter Storm Safety Alert

Anne Arundel Winter Storm Safety Alert

| March 21, 2018, 02:03 PM

Annapolis Winter Storm Safety Alert: Winter storms and cold temperatures can be deadly. Power outages, frozen docks and slippery roadways all contribute to injuries and deaths every year. Evolve Medical brings you a reminder of what you should (and shouldn’t) do to protect you and your family during Winter Storm Toby.   Start with these Steps […]

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Flu Deaths Spike in Children: 75% Didn’t Get Flu Shot

Flu Deaths Spike in Children: 75% Didn’t Get Flu Shot

| February 17, 2018, 02:08 PM

A sharp spike in flu deaths among children was reported Friday by the CDC.  Called the worst flu season in a decade, another 22 children died last week.  Across the US, 84 children have died of the flu since the season began.   But there may be some good news. This week, researchers reported  that […]

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2018 Flu Worsens — Weeks More Ahead

2018 Flu Worsens — Weeks More Ahead

| February 06, 2018, 11:45 AM

2018 FLU SEASON UPDATE: Hospitalizations for flu are at the highest level since the CDC began collecting this data — and climbing. Many flu experts predict the 2018 flu season has weeks more to go.  In Maryland, ERs and doctors are seeing an increased percentage of people sick with the flu for the third straight week. […]

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How Doctors and Nurses Prevent Flu

How Doctors and Nurses Prevent Flu

| February 02, 2018, 04:15 PM

Prevent Flu Ever wonder how doctors and nurses prevent flu? After all, they are surrounded by people with high fevers and the flu, coughing at them in small exam rooms. The answers may surprise you–and mainly because some of the most important preventative steps are so simple! 1. Wash Your Hands (or use hand sanitizer) […]

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Flu Deadlier – Spread by Breathing

Flu Deadlier – Spread by Breathing

| January 22, 2018, 11:54 AM

The flu virus is deadlier this year, killing an average of 100 people per week beginning last month. The flu has killed 30 children this year so far.  On top of that, the University of Maryland School of Public Health published a study showing that just breathing may spread the flu. Read more.  The CDC is […]

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Flu Level Spikes in Maryland

Flu Level Spikes in Maryland

| January 09, 2018, 02:05 PM

Influenza rate has spiked suddenly here in Maryland. Flu intensity is now listed at the highest level and widespread. In the US, 13 children have died this year from the flu. At the same time, the influenza strain being detected this year is H3N2 and according to a commentary published in the New England Journal of […]

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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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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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50 Million Dead or 10 Reasons to Get a Flu Shot

50 Million Dead or 10 Reasons to Get a Flu Shot

| October 19, 2016, 01:10 PM

The last big flu epidemic killed 50 million people globally in 1 year, between 1918-1919.  Experts believe we are way overdue. The flu vaccine has prevented millions of flu cases and tens of thousands of hospitalizations.  If that isn’t enough to convince you to be protected, here are 10 more reasons why you should get vaccinated. You Can Spread […]

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Flu at Highest Severity Level in Maryland

Flu at Highest Severity Level in Maryland

| March 10, 2016, 11:30 AM | 1 Comment

  Flu at Highest Severity Level in Maryland Influenza, or flu, in Maryland is at the highest severity level and is wide spread according to the Maryland Department of Health‘s weekly influenza report. In fact, the CDC reports that Maryland has 1 of the highest severity ratings for flu right now (top 8 of 50 states). The CDC also reports that over […]

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Patient First says get your flu shots

Patient First says get your flu shots

| September 21, 2014, 10:21 AM | 2 Comments

Fight the flu before it arrives.  Protect yourself and your family by being vaccinated against the virus before flu season starts.  You can get a seasonal flu shot with little or no wait with the Patient First Fast Track Anytime Flu Shot Program. Flu is contracted by inhaling respiratory droplets produced by coughing or sneezing.  […]

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