Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Flu http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/flu/condition-rss Flu en-us Sat, 25 Nov 2017 05:48:46 UTC Sat, 25 Nov 2017 05:48:46 UTC Assertive Approach Recommended for Flu Vaccination Discussions http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/assertive-approach-recommended-for-flu-vaccination-discussions- William Schaffner, MD, medical director for the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases&rsquo; (NFID) and infectious disease physician at Vanderbilt, explains how health care providers can work towards getting patients who are aged 65 and older to receive an influenza vaccine. 10:09 AM, Mon November 20, 2017 3 Thanksgiving Health and Safety Tips http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2017/11/3-thanksgiving-health-and-safety-tips- The holiday presents a great opportunity for pharmacists to help educate patients. 11:26 PM, Thu November 16, 2017 Safe and Proper Use of Nonprescription Products for Cold and Flu Season http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/November2017/safe-and-proper-use-of-nonprescription-products-for-cold-and-flu-season During this time of year, many patients are likely to seek counsel regarding the proper selection from the plethora of nonprescription products on the market to treat and manage the symptoms generally associated with the common cold and the seasonal flu. 3:00 PM, Thu November 16, 2017 Flu Season Is Upon Us: Here's What the Data Say About How Long it Will Last http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/flu-season-is-upon-us-heres-what-the-data-say-about-how-long-it-will-last 12:56 PM, Thu November 16, 2017 Another Year, Another Flu Season http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/November2017/another-year-another-flu-season 12:00 PM, Wed November 1, 2017 Influenza Vaccine Coverage Remains Below Healthy People 2020 Targets http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/influenza-vaccine-coverage-remains-below-healthy-people-2020-targets- The current influenza season is getting off to a typically slow start. 9:26 AM, Thu October 26, 2017 Elderberries: A Potent Cold and Flu Remedy? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/cate-sibley-pharmd/2017/10/elderberries-a-potent-cold-and-flu-remedy Some say the plant acts as an antiviral, which helps prevent and treat cold and flu viruses. Here is what pharmacists need to know. 12:36 AM, Thu October 19, 2017 10 Immunizations That Are Recommended for Infants http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2017/10/10-immunizations-that-are-recommended-for-infants Vaccination offers protection from harmful diseases, such as hepatitis B, measles and pertussis, and pharmacists can counsel parents. 9:31 PM, Wed October 4, 2017 Optimal Influenza Treatment: Understand Influenza Testing http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/optimal-influenza-treatment-understand-influenza-testing One barrier to treatment has been determining if the patient actually has influenza, and how long he or she has had it. 10:52 AM, Mon October 2, 2017 New Study Further Demonstrates Importance of Tdap Vaccination During Pregnancy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2017/09/new-study-further-demonstrates-importance-of-tdap-vaccination-during-pregnancy- Pertussis or whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can be very serious and even fatal for infants younger than 1. 1:50 AM, Fri September 29, 2017 Our Unsung Defenders Against Disease http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/September2017/our-unsung-defenders-against-disease As we head into flu season, the associated challenges of dealing with the virus will highlight the importance of vaccination and pharmacists&rsquo; growing contribution to it. 10:57 AM, Wed September 27, 2017 Flu Shot Season: Time to Roll Up Our Sleeves http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/September2017/flu-shot-season-time-to-roll-up-our-sleeves The 2017-2018 influenza immunization season is right around the&nbsp;corner, and we need to ensure that community pharmacies across are prepared for the influx of patients. 3:51 PM, Sun September 24, 2017 Flu Season Is Around the Corner: What You Need to Know http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/flu-season-is-around-the-corner-what-you-need-to-know Pharmacists play an important role in keeping communities healthy during flu season. Take the time to listen to patients&rsquo; concerns, and be ready with recommendations. 10:14 AM, Fri September 15, 2017 The Race to Improve Adult Vaccination Rates in the Information Age http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/ImmunizationSupplementAugust2017/the-race-to-improve-adult-vaccination-rates-in-the-information-age The pharmacy industry has increasingly sought to compete with other industries to address a large public health concern: undervaccination of the US adult population. 9:00 AM, Thu September 7, 2017 Defining Your Pharmacy as a Wellness Destination http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/ImmunizationSupplementAugust2017/defining-your-pharmacy-as-a-wellness-destination Successful pharmacists must be able to help themselves on both the business and clinical practice sides of the business. 8:49 AM, Wed September 6, 2017 ISMP Medication Error Safety Briefs http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/August2017/ismp-medication-error-safety-briefs The following medication errors have occurred at least once, and they will happen again&mdash;perhaps where you work 3:21 PM, Mon September 4, 2017 ACIP Immunization Recommendations for 2017-2018 Flu Season http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/acip-immunization-recommendations-for-20172018-flu-season Officials with the CDC have published recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the prevention and control of seasonal influenza with vaccines for the 2017-2018 season. 10:30 AM, Fri August 25, 2017 Did Nasal Spray Absence Cause Flu Vaccination Rates to Drop? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/did-nasal-spray-absence-cause-flu-vaccination-rates-to-drop Without the nasal spray as an immunization&nbsp;option for influenza, vaccination rates in children dropped in the 2016-2017 season, according to new data published in <em>Vaccine</em>.&nbsp; 8:00 AM, Fri August 25, 2017 Influenza vs. the Common Cold: Which One Is It? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/shelby-leheny-pharmd-candidate-2017/2017/08/influenza-vs-the-common-cold-which-one-is-it The thing is, you still may get sick after getting the flu because there are other things such as the common cold that might cross your path. 9:54 PM, Thu August 24, 2017 Americans Increasingly Plan to Receive Flu Vaccinations http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/americans-increasingly-plan-to-receive-flu-vaccinations As flu vaccinations become available, the results of a recent survey suggest Americans are increasingly likely to receive their flu vaccination this year. 10:36 AM, Mon August 21, 2017