Items Tagged ‘Flu vaccine’

CDC Urges Early Vaccination for Flu

November 14, 2018

CDC Urges Early Vaccination for Flu

By uclahealth uclahealth

From fall 2017 to spring 2018, flu severity was considered high across all age groups in the United States. As of October 27, 2018, there were 185 flu-related deaths in children reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and about 80 percent of those children had not received a flu vaccine. When […]

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Tags: CDC, fever, flu, flu shot, Flu vaccine, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


August 6, 2018

Preventive care screenings you may need

By uclahealth uclahealth

When it comes to achieving optimal health, research shows that following preventive care guidelines for vaccinations, disease screenings and cancer screenings is the best way to get there. The following graphic shows some of the vaccinations, lab tests and screenings recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Tags: A1c, abdominal aortic aneurism screening, breast cancer screening, cancer screening, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cervical cancer screening, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, DEXA, diabetes


How to manage and prevent spreading the flu

February 2, 2018

How to manage and prevent spreading the flu

By uclahealth uclahealth

February is typically a peak month for flu activity. The flu is a contagious disease caused by the influenza virus, which can lead to serious illness or even death. Vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend patients over 6 months old get the flu […]

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Tags: CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, cough, fatigue, fever, flu, flu prevention, flu symptoms, Flu vaccine, headache, runny nose, sore throat


Have the flu? Know when to go. To the ER, that is.

January 19, 2018

Have the flu? Know when to go. To the ER, that is.

By Phil Hampton phampton

Flu-stricken patients are jamming emergency rooms across California and the country. Flu patients feel terrible. But at what point should they head to the hospital? Many visit at the first sign of sniffling. Others wait until there’s no choice. For guidance, we checked in with Dr. Mark Morocco, a supervising emergency physician at Ronald Reagan […]

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Tags: Dr. Mark Morocco, emergency department, flu, flu season, flu shot, flu shots, Flu strains, Flu vaccine, h3n2


Flu shot tips from a nurse

October 20, 2017

Flu shot tips from a nurse

By Amy Albin amyalbin

Feeling squeamish about getting your annual flu shot? We asked an expert for some advice in making the uncomfortable experience a little bit easier. Nurse Janet Li-Tall has given thousands of flu shots in her 11 years working at the Occupational Health department of UCLA Health. She likes giving them because it protects the staff […]

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Tags: flu shot, flu vaccination, Flu vaccine, immunization, nurse, nursing, Occupational Health, seasonal flu


Quick facts about flu shots

November 4, 2016

Quick facts about flu shots

By Enrique Rivero enriquerivero

Flu season is underway and there’s still time to get your shot. While it’s recommended to get vaccinated as early as possible, flu season tends to peak in January or later, depending on which part of the country you are living or traveling in, and it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to become […]

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Tags: antibodies, asthma, chronic medical conditions, congestive heart failure, cough, diabetes, Dr. T. Warner Hudson, flu, flu season, flu shots, Flu strains, Flu vaccine