Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Flu http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/condition-rss Flu en-us Thu, 26 May 2016 08:54:58 UTC Thu, 26 May 2016 08:54:58 UTC Flu Shot During Pregnancy Can Help Reduce Infant Illness Risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/flu-shot-during-pregnancy-can-help-reduce-infant-illness-risk Women who get a flu shot while they’re pregnant help protect their baby from contracting the flu in the first 6 months of life, according to a new study. Tue, 24 May 2016 02:34:00 UTC When Is the Best Time of Day to Receive a Flu Shot? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/when-is-the-best-time-of-day-to-receive-a-flu-shot Pharmacists may want to encourage their patients to receive the flu vaccine in the morning, rather than the afternoon. Mon, 16 May 2016 01:13:00 UTC Pharmacy Immunizations Have Improved Flu Vaccine Uptake http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/pharmacy-immunizations-have-improved-flu-vaccine-uptake Many Americans neglect a powerful way to prevent influenza infection and reduce its $87 billion related cost to the United States: flu shots. Tue, 03 May 2016 01:00:00 UTC Is High-Dose Tamiflu Necessary to Treat Severe Flu? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/is-high-dose-tamiflu-necessary-to-treat-severe-flu Around 28,000 influenza infections are severe enough to warrant intensive care unit admissions each year. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 02:00:00 UTC Flu, Alzheimer's Have Similar Patterns But No Apparent Relationship http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/flu-alzheimers-have-similar-patterns-but-no-apparent-relationship Alzheimer’s disease, a neurological disorder expected to more than triple in incidence by 2051, has some interesting similarities with infections like the flu. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 03:00:00 UTC Flu Activity Still Elevated Across US http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/flu-activity-still-elevated-across-us By the end of March, influenza activity had decreased slightly but was still elevated across the country, according to the US Centers for Disease and Prevention. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 02:23:00 UTC Pharmacists Skilled at Persuading Patients to Get Flu Shots http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/pharmacists-skilled-at-persuading-patients-to-get-flu-shots Pharmacy-driven education can increase immunization acceptance among hospitalized patients refusing flu or pneumococcal vaccination upon admission. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 04:11:00 UTC 9 Flu Memes Sure to Resonate with Pharmacists http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/9-flu-memes-sure-to-resonate-with-pharmacists Pharmacists are essential players in preventing and stopping the spread of influenza. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 01:00:00 UTC Flu Vaccine Alarmingly Lacking Among EMS Workers http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/flu-vaccine-alarmingly-lacking-among-ems-workers Emergency medical service workers can act as vectors of seasonal influenza due to their close contact with 22 million patients annually. Fri, 15 Jan 2016 04:00:00 UTC Should Cancer Patients Receive the Flu Vaccine? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/should-cancer-patients-receive-the-flu-vaccine By infecting 5% to 10% of the US population each year, influenza consumes $87.1 billion. Fri, 08 Jan 2016 01:00:00 UTC Can Sudden Temperature Drops Really Spur Colds? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/cough-cold/can-sudden-temperature-drops-really-spur-colds There is anecdotal evidence that sudden drops in temperature precipitate viral acute respiratory infections, but does science support it? Thu, 07 Jan 2016 12:00:00 UTC Flu Vaccine Supply Chain Changes Needed to Stop Shortages http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/flu-vaccine-supply-chain-changes-needed-to-stop-shortages How is your pharmacy’s influenza vaccine supply looking throughout this year’s flu season? Wed, 30 Dec 2015 02:00:00 UTC How Athletes Can Protect Themselves Against the Flu http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/how-athletes-can-protect-themselves-against-the-flu Although exercise is beneficial for numerous reasons, it can put athletes at risk for the flu and common cold, since it has been linked with depression of immune system functions. Mon, 28 Dec 2015 03:00:00 UTC 5 Good Reasons to Get a Flu Shot http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/5-good-reasons-to-get-a-flu-shot Whether it is complacency, inconvenience, or lack of confidence, some patients just need an extra push to get their annual flu shot. Thu, 17 Dec 2015 01:36:00 UTC 4 Flu Prevention Strategies Patients View as More Important Than Vaccination http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/4-flu-prevention-strategies-patients-view-as-more-important-than-vaccination Pharmacists have more work to do to educate patients on the importance and efficacy of flu vaccination, a new poll reveals. Mon, 14 Dec 2015 05:39:00 UTC Flu Vaccine May Prevent Flu-Related Pneumonia http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/flu-vaccine-may-prevent-flu-related-pneumonia Skipping a flu shot may put patients at greater risk for flu-related pneumonia. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:00:00 UTC How Flu Virus Shedding Can Predict Contagion http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/how-flu-virus-shedding-can-predict-contagion Viral shedding during influenza infections has 2 traits of interest to researchers: the quantity of virus shed and the pattern in which infected individuals shed virus over time. Fri, 06 Nov 2015 04:00:00 UTC Taxi Cabs: Vehicles for Flu Transmission? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/taxi-cabs-vehicles-for-flu-transmission Taxis may not only be a reliable mode of transportation for urbanites-they may also be frequent transmitters of the flu virus. Tue, 20 Oct 2015 04:02:00 UTC CDC Praises Pharmacists' Vaccine Efforts http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/cdc-praises-pharmacists-vaccine-efforts The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is applauding the accomplishments of pharmacists as the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) nears the 20th anniversary of its pharmacy-based immunization delivery certificate training program. Sat, 10 Oct 2015 03:00:00 UTC Is the Flu Vaccine Effective in Low-Income Areas? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/is-the-flu-vaccine-effective-in-low-income-areas While flu vaccine effectiveness is traditionally measured across medically attended influenza patients, health care professionals can benefit from learning how the vaccine works in patients who don't seek treatment. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:00:00 UTC