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The 2017-2018 flu season is estimated to be at its peak, and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) says it's still a good time to get vaccinated. Additionally, the vaccine is 67% effective against the H1N1 flu, and 42% effective against the influenza B viruses. Since January, flu-related hospitalizations have climbed more than threefold, with those older than 65 years and young children 0-4 years of age having the highest risk.
  • Flu Deaths Continue to Rise in AR

    Flu Deaths Continue to Rise in AR

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    Earlier this year, Queensway Carleton Hospital cancelled elective surgeries for two days when it became overwhelmed with flu and other cases. There are currently 17 patients admitted with influenza right now. It hasn't shown any signs of slowing down and more people are expected to be in the hospital. The majority of cases have involved the H3N2 strain, which is more resistant to the flu vaccine and tends to lead to more hospitalizations and deaths.
  • NASA's Curiosity Rover Shares a Stunning Selfie From Mars

    NASA's Curiosity Rover Shares a Stunning Selfie From Mars

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    NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover recently sent back a series of photos showing the view of planet's Gale Crater from Vera Rubin Ridge . The footage reveals the landscape across the Gale Crater, a huge basin created 3.8 billion years ago by an asteroid or comet hitting the red planet.
  • It's Groundhog Day, So Here Is the Story of Punxsutawney Phil

    It's Groundhog Day, So Here Is the Story of Punxsutawney Phil

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    That means he's predicting an early spring. In the movie, which grossed $70 million, Bill Murray plays a cynical weatherman who is sent to Pennsylvania to report on Groundhog Day for the fourth year in a row. Canadians celebrate Groundhog Day , too. The tradition came to North America when German immigrants arrived in what is now the eastern state of Pennsylvania.
  • Florida nurse's rant about 'funky flu' season goes viral

    Florida nurse's rant about 'funky flu' season goes viral

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    Lockler's clip has been shared on Facebook more than 94,000 times as of Friday morning. "Please don't bring your healthy children - especially your newborn babies - into the emergency room ", said Milton resident Katherine Lockler in the video, which has been shared nearly 11,000 times since Saturday.
  • Newborn babies to don crocheted red hats in February across MI

    Newborn babies to don crocheted red hats in February across MI

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    Volunteers with the organization say their ultimate goal is to let people know about the silent killer. Heart disease has claimed the lives of almost 500,000 American women each year. Tell your server that you're wearing red to celebrate Wear Red Day, a release stated. According to the report, the early signs of a heart attack were missed in 78 per cent of women and they are more likely than men to die or suffer a second heart attack.