Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Flu Flu en-us Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:03:11 UTC Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:03:11 UTC 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 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? 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? 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 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 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 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 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 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 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? 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 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? 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 More Effective Flu Vaccine Expected This Year The message from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is clear: everyone 6 months and older should get this year's flu vaccine. Fri, 18 Sep 2015 02:00:00 UTC Flu Vaccine in Adults Provides Extra Protection for Elderly Adults who get immunized against influenza are protecting not only themselves, but also their elderly peers. Wed, 16 Sep 2015 06:04:00 UTC Flu Symptoms Make Americans Miss Major Life Events About 40% of Americans have missed a major life event because of flu symptoms, according to a recent CVS survey. Mon, 07 Sep 2015 12:00:00 UTC Encourage Flu Vaccine Early, Often, and Broadly It can be hard to motivate those who need the flu vaccine the most. Wed, 02 Sep 2015 01:00:00 UTC Utility of High-Dose Flu Vaccine Rupal Mansukhani, PharmD, clinical assistant professor at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, talks about the utility of high-dosage flu vaccine in the 65 and older population. Sun, 30 Aug 2015 07:00:00 UTC Pharmacists Play Key Role in Preventing Flu Pandemic In light of last year's severe flu season, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges pharmacists to recognize their key role in promoting influenza immunizations. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 04:00:00 UTC Lessons From Previous Flu Season Rupal Mansukhani, PharmD, clinical assistant professor at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, discusses what she learned from the last flu season. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:00:00 UTC