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Flu season shows signs of leveling off

Flu season shows signs of leveling off

Health officials on Friday said about 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That's no reason for health officials to celebrate yet: That level is among the highest in a decade. But it's no worse than last week.

Flu shot only 36% effective, making bad year worse

Flu shot only 36% effective, making bad year worse

The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses. Preliminary figures released Thursday suggest the vaccine is 36% effective overall in preventing flu illness severe enough to send a patient to the doctor's office.

Title X grantees on edge over delayed funding announcement

Title X grantees on edge over delayed funding announcement

After months of delay, the Office of Population Affairs told Title X family planning grantees that they don't have to worry about funding shortages in light of the delayed funding announcement. But providers are uncertain about their future with the program.

Flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine flu

The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. A new government report shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during swine flu in 2009.

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