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Flu
3:46 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

NKY man first flu-related death of season

The first flu-related death of the season is being reported in Northern Kentucky.

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.

So far this season, more than 330 cases of flu have been reported in Northern Kentucky.

More from the Health Department's release:

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Avian Flu
4:32 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Children's to test new bird flu vaccine

Avian flu

Cincinnati Children's Hospital is taking preliminary steps to protect you from the bird flu.

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.

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Flu
11:34 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Flu deaths up to 5 in Northern Kentucky

A woman tries to prevent the flu by getting the nasal spray vaccine FluMist
Credit CDC

Northern Kentucky health officials are seeing an alarming trend this flu season; more people have to go to the hospital. Statistics from last week showed one in four people who had the flu required hospitalization.


The Northern Kentucky Health Department District Director Lynne Saddler says fighting the flu is hard on the body.

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Health
12:21 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Flu hospitalizations level off in Ohio

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.

"We have 586 new flu associated hospitalizations this week.  That's very similar to the 584 that were reported last week," said department spokeswoman Tess Pollock.  "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."

Dr. Lauren Feder
12:31 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Staying Healthy During Cold & Flu Season

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 Dr. Laura Feder, author of Natural Baby and Childcare: Practical Medical Advice and Holistic Wisdom for Raising Healthy Children.


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