According to doctors within the Christ Hospital Health Network, there's an uptick in flu patients being admitted to the hospital compared to this time last year. "We're seeing cases a good month or so before we typically see them. We're seeing influenza hospitalization which we do not typically have in November," said Dr. Thomas Lamarre, infectious disease specialist with The Christ Hospital Health Network. "We are already seeing a fair amount of disease in the community in addition to all of the respiratory stuff we're seeing." The Ohio Department of Health tracks seasonal flu activity on a weekly basis throughout the year starting in the month of October. After the third week of the season, the data shows hospitalizations due to the flu shot up over one hundred cases. In the most recently recorded week, there were nearly 200 hospitalizations.
- The Daily Beast
SimpleImages / GettyThe fight against COVID seems to have fallen into a ping-ponging rhythm at this point, where every step forward seems undercut by one backward. Vaccines are available, and hospitalization rates have fallen dramatically from previous peaks. But just a sliver of eligible Americans have received the most recent bivalent shot, and the specter of a new, somehow worse variant looms large in our collective psyche. Elsewhere, such as in China, we seem to be losing ground to the virus
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- USA TODAY
Cases of the disease formerly known as monkeypox are down as the Biden administration declares an end to the public health emergency.
- CBS News
Health officials are redoubling calls for Americans to get vaccinated, with flu shots lagging previous seasons.
- KCRA - Sacramento Videos
California is reporting very high flu levels this month, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Health officials are urging people to get their flu shots as hospitals fill up. "I think our hospital, like everywhere in Northern California are seeing increased rates of flu and RSV and that is really impacting all hospitals in our area for sure," said Dr. Rich Florio with Kaiser Permanente, Roseville Physician-in-Chief. Florio said they are seeing a spike in people hospitalized with severe flu symptoms.
- Portsmouth Herald
Dr. Carrie Jose, in her latest Health and Wellness column, gives three reasons why vertigo is worse in the winter.
China dumping its draconian ‘zero COVID’ policy could come at the huge cost of rampant infections: ‘This will spread like wildfire’
The end result could be “hundreds of millions” of infected Chinese, Dr. Ali Mokdad, a professor at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, said.
- USA TODAY Opinion
Dr. Anthony Fauci's comments seem especially tone deaf after studies have shown just how damaging school shutdowns have been on America's children.
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- Fox Weather
The holidays are supposed to be a time that’s merry and filled with joy. But we all know they can be stressful with shopping, bad weather, hectic traveling and all the celebratory food and drink.
- Tacoma News Tribune
Getting sick this winter? We talked to a UC Davis infectious diseases expert about what to know.
- The Palm Beach Post
With Palm Beach's older population, it is wise to get boosters, and take precautions to stay healthy during this 'tripledemic'
- Field Level Media
Iowa's meeting with No. 15 Duke at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night is more than just another game to Patrick McCaffery. The game opens the Jimmy V Classic doubleheader, which raises funds for cancer research through the V Foundation. McCaffery, the 22-year-old son of Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery, was 13 when he was diagnosed with cancer of the thyroid, the small gland at the base of the front of the neck that regulates a person's metabolism.
- USA TODAY
New anti-obesity medicines like Wegovy promise dramatic weight loss, but there's a long way to go to make them accessible to those who need them.
Blast every muscle with this indoor strength and cardio workout created by trainer Dane Miklaus—no equipment needed.
- Harper's Bazaar
Years after going under the knife, writer Iris Kim examines her complicated relationship with Korean plastic surgery and impossible standards of beauty.
- Associated Press
Two daughters and one grandson of Brazilian soccer great Pelé said the three-time World Cup winner has been hospitalized since Tuesday to treat a respiratory infection aggravated by COVID-19. Kely and Flavia Nascimento and Arthur Arantes do Nascimento said in an interview aired Sunday night that Pelé, who is also undergoing chemotherapy in his fight against cancer, is expected to leave the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo once he fully recovers from the respiratory infection. The hospital said Saturday that Pelé is responding well to treatment for the infection and his health condition had not worsened over the previous 24 hours.
- HuffPost Life
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