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Life in the Pedestrian Lane: The wading pool

...but wars and rumors of wars still pervade the news and science has not yet conquered the common cold, nor the latest mutated flu virus. The world turns and things change. But not much. Virginia Walters lives in Kenai. Email her at vewalters@gci.net...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2014-10-17/life-in-the-pedestrian-lane-the
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Donate the gift of life at the Blood Bank

...eat well and drink plenty of fluids and avoid getting a flu shot for at least 3 days prior to donating blood. Kenai...Campus nursing students volunteering at drive-through flu shot clinic Flu season is here and the seasonal vaccine is now available...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-10-06/donate-the-gift-of-life-at-the-blood
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Health officials: Take sickness seriously

...home to keep from spreading illness and to seek a doctor if symptoms become severe.The recommended precautions are to get a flu shot early; wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds (a more effective method than gel-based hand sanitizers); avoid...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-10-07/health-officials-take-sickness-serio
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Alaska flu cases spike; season hasn't peaked

ANCHORAGE (AP) - Cases of the flu spiked in Alaska at the end of December...Alaskans have been reported to have the flu since the infection popped up, like clockwork...one of at least 35 states where widespread flu activity is reported, according to the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-19/alaska-flu-cases-spike-season-hasnt-
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State confirms Soldotna man died of H1N1 flu

...Alaska Department of Health Thursday to be the third fatality linked to the H1N1 flu strain this year. The deadly flu strain has been the most prolific strand of the flu at Central Peninsula Hospital this season and the virus is one of several being...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-29/state-confirms-soldotna-man-died-of-
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Too few getting flu shots

...ANCHORAGE - Too few Alaskans are getting an annual flu shot, doctors say, with some patients claiming...officials began tracking adults who die from the flu, KTUU-TV reported.There have been no reported flu deaths in the state, but McLaughlin said doctors...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-30/too-few-getting-flu-shots
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Seasonal flu yet to come: Officials encourage precautions

...No lab-confirmed seasonal flu in Alaska; * 814 lab-confirmed...250 lab-confirmed seasonal flu cases in the U.S. since Aug. 30. Almost half the flus reported elsewhere in the world...Health Organization are seasonal flu. Significantly, while DHSS...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/022210/new_484091966.shtml
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...specialists, but that changed as the system evolved and the public became increasingly hungry for information during the swine flu pandemic.HealthMap generates information that includes locations of specific outbreaks and tracks new cases and deaths. The...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/rodrique-ngowi/2014-08-09

...serious illness and even death for sensitive groups, such as children, the frail and the elderly. Healthy people may suffer flu-like symptoms, such as high fever, headache, nausea and diarrhea. It can cause miscarriage and stillbirth for pregnant...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/food/2014-07-22-5
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Flu season on the horizon; flu shots available

With the feverish and achy flu season just around the corner, the Alaska...is recommending residents to get their flu shots now. "We want everyone who can...Everyone 6 months and over should get a flu shot. That just makes it easy." But...

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