flu http://wvxu.org en NKY man first flu-related death of season http://wvxu.org/post/nky-man-first-flu-related-death-season <p>The first flu-related death of the season is being reported in Northern Kentucky.</p><p>The Northern Kentucky Health Department says a Kenton County man died from complications of the flu. The department says the middle-aged man had a history of chronic health problems that may have made him more susceptible to flu.</p><p>So far this season, more than 330 cases of flu have been reported in Northern Kentucky.</p><p>More from the Health Department's release:</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 20:46:05 +0000 Tana Weingartner 21658 at http://wvxu.org Children's to test new bird flu vaccine http://wvxu.org/post/childrens-test-new-bird-flu-vaccine <p align="LEFT">Cincinnati Children's Hospital is taking preliminary steps to protect you from the bird flu.</p><p align="LEFT">The hospital is one of nine centers nationwide enrolling people to test an avian influenza vaccine. Even though the virus hasn't been detected in the U.S. and isn't easily spread between people, the lead Cincinnati Children's researcher says he's concerned it might start to spread rapidly and doctors need to be prepared with a vaccine to protect people.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:32:57 +0000 Ann Thompson 17484 at http://wvxu.org Children's to test new bird flu vaccine Flu deaths up to 5 in Northern Kentucky http://wvxu.org/post/flu-deaths-5-northern-kentucky <P>Northern Kentucky health officials are seeing an alarming trend this flu season; <STRONG>more people have to go to the hospital.</STRONG> Statistics from last week showed one in four people who had the flu required hospitalization.</P> <P><A href="http://www.nkyhealth.org/mx/hm.asp?id=seasonalflu">The Northern Kentucky Health Department </A>District Director Lynne Saddler says fighting the flu is hard on the body.</P> <P>"Most healthy people are able to handle that strain, but for someone who is elderly or has an underlying medical condition, the flu can lead to serious-and sometimes fa Wed, 27 Mar 2013 15:34:52 +0000 Ann Thompson 10766 at http://wvxu.org Flu deaths up to 5 in Northern Kentucky Flu hospitalizations level off in Ohio http://wvxu.org/post/flu-hospitalizations-level-ohio <p>The number of Ohioans being hospitalized due to influenza has leveled off over the past week. That’s the word from the state health department.</p><p>"We have 586 new flu associated hospitalizations this week.&nbsp; That's very similar to the 584 that were reported last week," said department spokeswoman Tess Pollock.&nbsp; "It's too early, however, to say if the peak has passed or if it's a temporary plateau, so we'll just continue to monitor the flu activity throughout Ohio."</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:21:37 +0000 Bill Cohen & Ohio Public Radio 8454 at http://wvxu.org Staying Healthy During Cold & Flu Season http://wvxu.org/post/staying-healthy-during-cold-flu-season <p>Our area is being ravaged by the flu, stomach viruses, stubborn colds and more. While it’s bad for adults, it’s even worse for babies who can’t express what’s wrong and you aren’t sure what’s safe to give them. With some practical suggestions, Mark Perzel welcomes <a href="http://www.drfeder.com/"><strong>Dr. Laura Feder</strong></a>, author of <strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Baby-Childcare-Practical-Holistic/dp/1578262054/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1358275709&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=laura+feder">Natural Baby and Childcare: Practical Medical Advice and Holistic Wisdom for Raising Healthy Children</a>.</strong></p><p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 05:31:15 +0000 Mark Perzel 8117 at http://wvxu.org Staying Healthy During Cold & Flu Season