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Flu Wave Stresses Out Hospitals

It's still too soon to say whether this is a historically bad flu season. But it's already clear that emergency rooms around the country are filled with feverish throngs that are much larger than during the last flu season.

How Long Does It Take To Shake A Cough?

People expect coughs to last about half as long as they actually do. This misconception may lead patients to ask their doctors for antibiotics to treat cases of bronchitis that would go away without treatment.

Women With A Berry-Snacking Habit May Have Healthier Hearts

Love berries? It seems a habit of eating them three times a week may stave off heart attacks, at least in middle-aged women, according to a new study. That's because of compounds called anthocyanins found in these brightly colored gems.

47 States Report Widespread Influenza Outbreaks

Forty-seven states now have widespread outbreaks of the influenza virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We look at the Philadelphia area, where health officials say flu season arrived early this year.

The Cost Of Being A Nation Of 'Soul Food Junkies'

From the dark days of slavery through the civil rights era, soul food like fried chicken and sweet potato pie nourished the African-American community and became a touchstone of cultural identity. But a new documentary asks: Is this greasy goodness doing more harm than good?
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Free Flu Vaccinations Available In Prince George's County

Two walk-in clinics in Prince George's County are offering free flu vaccinations today.