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Article ID: 702288

Fighting the Flu: With the Return of Influenza Season, Now is the Best Time to Protect Yourself

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Fighting the Flu: With the Return of Influenza Season, Now is the Best Time to Protect Yourself 10/17/2018 AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to EmailShare to PrintShare to More An interview with Lisa Maragakis and Aaron Milstone about the flu. Credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine With the start of the flu season, cases have surfaced in regions around the country, and Johns Hopkins Medicine experts expect to see that number continue to grow through the winter. Doctors recommend that everyone 6 months and older get the flu vaccine each year to prevent the virus or reduce the seriousness if you do get sick.

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Article ID: 702126

During a Flu Epidemic, Dispensing Flu Vaccines at Pharmacies Could Save Lives and Costs

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds that in the event of a flu epidemic caused by a novel virus, using pharmacies to administer flu vaccines could save thousands of lives and billions of dollars.

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12-Oct-2018 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702201

ISPOR Publishes New Report on the Application of Constrained Optimization Methods in Healthcare

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR—the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), has published a new Good Practices for Outcomes Research Report that illustrates how constrained optimization methods can be used to assess the value of health technologies.

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16-Oct-2018 7:35 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702127

Dodge The Flu: Get Vaccinated

Texas A&M University

It’s that time of year again: time to get your flu vaccination. Here’s what you need to know to stay ahead this flu season.

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12-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 702115

Is the Next Big Step in Cancer Therapy Personalized Vaccines?

University of California San Diego Health

Tamara Strauss has been living with high-grade, stage IV pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer for more than three years. Current treatments, although effective for her, are highly toxic. Tamara enrolled in a first-of-its-kind, pilot study at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health to test a personalized vaccine using her unique cancer mutations to boost an anti-tumor immune response.

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12-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702044

Do mobile messages about HPV work?

University of Georgia

New research from the University of Georgia suggests that in the case of HPV, health care providers shouldn’t place too much faith in the smart device alone to get their message across.

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11-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Lassa Fever Vaccine Shows Promise and Reveals New Test for Immunity

Thomas Jefferson University

A new Lassa fever and rabies vaccine shows lasting immunity and suggests a new way to test for protection.

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8-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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