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Less Than Half Of Americans Getting Flu Shots

Posted On September 18, 2014

(Atlanta, GA) -- The CDC says less than half of Americans are getting vaccinated against the flu. The news is especially upsetting to medical professionals, as the health institute is predicting this year's flu season may be worse than usual. The CDC recommends a shot for everyone over six-months old. The flu kills over 30-thousand…

Knowing Your Asthma Triggers Can Help Prevent Attacks

Posted On September 18, 2014

(Undated) -- One of the best ways to keep asthma under control is to know what's bringing on the attacks. Doctor Rachel Taliercio with the Cleveland Clinic says allergen triggers are very common.   Other common triggers are cigarette smoke and air pollution. However, asthma attacks aren't just brought on by things put into the…

Assistant IG Says VA Delays Contributed To Patient Deaths

Posted On September 18, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- A delay in care did in fact contribute to deaths at the VA Medical Center in Phoenix. Assistant Inspector General John Daigh made that assertion yesterday during a heated exchange with members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee. Republicans accused the office of whitewashing its report about secret waiting lists and delays…

U.N. Security Council Holding Emergency Meeting On Ebola Outbreak

Posted On September 18, 2014

(Undated) -- The United Nations Security Council will meet in emergency session today to discuss the Ebola outbreak that's killed more than two-thousand people in West Africa. The outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone is the worst ever. More than four-thousand people have been infected with the virus. Twenty-two-hundred have died. The outbreak…

Migraines In Middle Age Linked To Parkinson’s Disease

Posted On September 18, 2014

(Undated) -- A new study finds links between migraines and Parkinson's disease. Researchers with the National Institutes of Health found that middle-aged people who suffer from migraines preceded by a visual aura are twice as likely to develop Parkinson's or other movement disorders later in life. Researchers studied more than five-thousand people, between the ages…