Health News

Flublok Gets Expanded Approval
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new version of the Flublok vaccine.
Who Is (and Is Not) Getting the Flu Shot
Despite all the education about the flu vaccine, people in some groups still aren't getting the shot.
There's a New Vaccine This Flu Season
There's going to be a new player in the upcoming flu season.
Nasal Spray Vs. Standard Flu Vaccine
Researchers have been unceratin of the type of flu vaccine that is most effective at offering community protection — until now.
Got Diabetes? The Flu Vaccine May Help Your Health
Flu vaccination may lower the risk of hospital admission in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
A Way to Protect Babies from the Flu
For babies younger than 6 months, influenza vaccination has not been proven to be successful. But a new study found a different way to protect babies from the flu.
8 Top Health Questions Answered
One of the most common questions pharmacists receive is "Can I drink alcohol while taking my medication?" See what other questions made the list.
Macrolide Antibiotics: Safe for the Heart?
It was previously unknown whether macrolide antibiotics increased the risks of heart arrhythmia, a serious heart rhythm disturbance that can lead to death. New research is now bringing more clarity to this issue.
For Pregnant Women with Flu, This Rx Could Help
Women who get the flu during pregnancy are at risk for serious illness, and time is often of the essence when treating the problem. One treatment may be able to help.
When Antibiotics Are Necessary — Or Not
The common cold sends more people to the doctor than just about any other illness. Some patients need antibiotics, but it can be hard to decide which ones. That all may be about to change.