RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, the Cold War... Posted on 1/25/13 at 10:00 AM
HEALTHBEAT In defense of flu shots
The assumption has long been that the influenza vaccine works well to prevent flu and that everyone who's eligible to get vaccinated should do so. Thus it was rather a shock when a new study, publishe... Posted on 12/7/11 at 12:30 PM
OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Shoot Me Up
As a result of a vague feeling of guilt, I got my seasonal flu shot today.
The guilt arose from me working on a story about the flu vaccine this afternoon. If I'm going to write an article basically r... Posted on 9/28/09 at 8:33 AM
Four years ago, Gov. Rick Perry put aside his social conservative bona fides and signed an order requiring Texas girls to be vaccinated against the human papilloma virus. He says he was trying to curb cancer. But it didn't take long for angry conservatives in the Legislature to override a measure they thought tacitly approved premarital sex, and for critics to accuse Perry of cronyism.
Health experts spent nearly two hours at a Somali community forum in Minneapolis, trying to persuade people that the measles vaccine is safe and necessary. But there’s little evidence that Saturday night’s event changed anyone’s mind.
To those Herald readers who have not already received their annual seasonal flu shot, I encourage you to do so soon. The number of flu cases in North Dakota is low, but that can change rapidly and unpredictably.
New Minnesota State University Moorhead laboratories will play a role in attracting bioscience and vaccine companies to the region. Work starts this summer on the MSUM Biotech Wet Lab, which will help train the skilled work force needed for economic development in the biosciences area.
The uncertainty over weekly allotments of a limited supply of H1N1 vaccine has complicated efforts to organize immunization clinics and distribute it to hundreds of providers in North Dakota and South Dakota.
Only about one-third of adults who have tried to get a swine flu vaccine have been able to get it, according to a new national poll. That’s true even for people are at extra risk for severe complications and should be at the front of the line. The numbers are about the same for parents who tried to get the vaccine for their higher-risk children, the Harvard School of Public Health poll found.
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