American Heart Association

Heart attacks may increase after flu diagnosis, study says

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The flu may trigger heart attacks, according to a recent study.

The research was the first time a study looked at laboratory tests and showed a conclusive link. The Canadian study found a six-fold increase in heart attacks shortly after people were diagnosed.

Researchers looked at 19,729 […]

February 26th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, Prevention|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Heart attacks may increase after flu diagnosis, study says

Statistical models used in determining flu numbers each year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that an average of 5 to 20 percent of the U.S. population gets the flu each year and more than 200,000 are hospitalized from flu-related complications.

But those are only estimates. Precise assessments of the severity of influenza each year are impossible […]

November 24th, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Statistical models used in determining flu numbers each year

Flu is recurring and approaching health issue

With Ebola requiring attention around the world, public health officials warn that the flu is a recurring health issue that should not be ignored.

“We should be as worried as we always are about the flu,” said Mary Ann Bauman, M.D., an American Heart Association volunteer and medical director of […]

CDC stressing vaccinations, flu shots

As beach balls are replaced with backpacks for the new school year, the push is on to assure that everyone is up-to-date on vaccinations.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends routine vaccination for 17 vaccine-preventable diseases in infants, children, adolescents or adults and named August National Immunization Awareness […]

August 16th, 2013|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on CDC stressing vaccinations, flu shots