Federal Experts Talk Bird Flu ‘What Ifs’ in WebMD Live Event

May 16, 2024 – Multiple U.S. agencies are working to contain the recent bird flu outbreak among cattle to prevent further spread to humans (beyond one case reported in early April) and use what we learned before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic to keep farm workers and the general public safe.  Fingers crossed, the bird …

Federal Experts Talk Bird Flu ‘What Ifs’ in WebMD Live Event

May 16, 2024 – Multiple U.S. agencies are working to contain the recent bird flu outbreak among cattle to prevent further spread to humans (beyond one case reported in early April) and use what we learned before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic to keep farm workers and the general public safe.  Fingers crossed, the bird …

Experts Watching Bird Flu Carefully in Case It Takes Off

May 14, 2024 – So far, the unexpected jump of bird flu to cattle has not emerged as a new human flu pandemic. Yes, a dairy worker got pink eye this year after being infected, but a larger threat to all of us has not yet materialized. That doesn’t mean experts are not keeping a …

‘I went to a funeral. … I visited my dad in the hospital. … I had the flu’: Woman’s boss asks her ‘not to abuse’ PTO. She’s only taken 5 days off

In a candid TikTok clip that has resonated with over 460,000 viewers, Layne (@laynemaynee) unveils a concerning dialogue with her boss regarding paid time off (PTO). She recounts, “My boss just reminded me not to abuse PTO. ‘Cause so far this year, I’ve used five days, which I guess is a lot.” She elaborates that …

Nicki Minaj Revealed She Canceled Her New Orleans Show Because She Is Sick With The Flu And Is Working To Reschedule The Date

Getty Image Yesterday (March 18), New Orleans Barbz were crushed after Nicki Minaj canceled a performance from her Pink Friday 2 Tour. The cancelation came seemingly without warning, just hours before Minaj was set to take the stage. Today (March 19), Minaj took to Twitter to express sadness for canceling the show. She revealed that …

Stomach Flu in Kids & Todlers: What To Expect

If your child suddenly has an attack of diarrhea and vomiting, and they complain of a stomachache, you may think to yourself, “stomach flu.” No, not really. What’s often called “stomach flu” is gastroenteritis, an infection of the stomach and intestines. The flu, or influenza, is different. It causes sore throats, runny noses, and general …

How to Treat a Cold or Flu With COVID-19

Photo Credit: diovp / Getty Images SOURCES: Arti Madhavan, MD, specialist-in-chief of family medicine, Detroit Medical Center. Luci Leykum, MD, chief clinical officer, Harbor Health, Austin, TX. Frontiers in Medicine: “COVID-19 and Influenza Co-infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” Cell Research: “Coinfection with influenza A virus enhances SARS-CoV-2 infectivity.” CDC: “COVID-19: What To Do If You …

Do You Have the Flu, RSV, COVID, or the Common Cold?

Winter is almost here, and with it may come runny noses, coughing, and congestion. But how do you know if you just have a common cold, or if you have one or more of the three respiratory viruses that make up the “tripledemic” – RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), COVID-19, and influenza? Source: https://symptoms.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/cold-flu-map/features/flu-rsv-covid-cold-signs?src=RSS_PUBLIC

‘You have it in front of you’: Carbon Health customer says doctor refused to release the results of her flu test. She was shocked to find out why

A Carbon Health customer posted a viral video to TikTok, saying her doctor refused to release the results of her flu test.  Danielle (@danielledallasroosa) has reached over 616,000 views and 57,000 likes on her video by Wednesday. Viewers say they’ve experienced similar problems at Carbon Health. At the start of her video, Danielle said she …

Do You Have the Flu, RSV, COVID, or the Common Cold?

Nov. 22, 2022 – Winter is almost here, and with it may come runny noses, coughing, and congestion. But how do you know if you have just a common cold or one of the three respiratory viruses that make up the “tripledemic” – RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), COVID-19, and influenza?  Based on symptoms alone, it’s …

This Season’s Flu Shot Is Shaping Up to Be Very Effective

Nov. 20, 2023 – For those who have gotten the flu shot this season, there’s good news: This year’s formulation looks like it will be very effective at preventing severe cases and hospitalization. That’s based on how the vaccine performed in the parts of the world where flu season is wrapping up. As flu season …