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Nurse Fired for Refusing Flu Shot, Protestors Say

Nurse Fired for Refusing Flu Shot, Protestors Say

By Alicia AultWebMD Health News Dec. 4, 2018 — An unidentified nurse who was allegedly fired for refusing a flu shot drew the attention of protesters, who rallied in support of what they said was a violation of her rights. Latest Cold and Flu News Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis allegedly fired the nurse […]

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Common Cold

Common Cold

Are You Too Sick to Work? First and foremost, consider whether you are putting yourself or others at risk if you go to work. You’re putting others at risk if you or your children have a contagious illness (more on that later). You’re putting yourself at risk if the symptoms of your condition, or the […]

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azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zmax)

azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zmax)

What is azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zmax)? What brand names are available for azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zmax)? Is azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zmax) available as a generic drug? Do I need a prescription for azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zmax)? What are the uses for azithromycin (Zithromax, […]

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Rapid Strep Test

Rapid Strep Test

What is a rapid strep test? The rapid strep test is a quick and accurate diagnostic tool used to determine whether or not strep bacteria are present in the patient’s throat. The same test may be used to evaluate for the presence of Streptococci in other infected areas (for example, perianal infection in either gender, […]

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Swine Flu

Swine Flu

Is it possible to prevent swine flu if the swine flu vaccine (or other flu strain vaccines) is not readily available? Although vaccination is the best way to prevent the swine flu, there may be times in the future when the swine flu vaccine may not be available. There are no shortages of the trivalent […]

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What are the symptoms of HIV in women?

What are the symptoms of HIV in women?

HIV can affect anyone, and some symptoms may be different in women. In late 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates, more than 250,000 women in the United States were living with HIV. Below, we describe HIV symptoms in women, how doctors diagnose the condition and what treatment options are available. Image […]

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Can you take a Z pack for a cold?

Can you take a Z pack for a cold?

The Z pack is a 5-day antibiotic treatment that does not work on the common cold. Viral infections cause the common cold, but the Z pack only works on bacterial infections. People should only use the Z pack under a doctor’s supervision, as taking antibiotics unnecessarily could do more harm than good. Doctors may recommend […]

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What is empyema?

What is empyema?

Empyema is a condition that affects the space between the outermost layer of the lungs and the layer touching the chest wall, known as the pleural space. This space exists to help the lungs expand and contract. The pleural space naturally contains a small amount of fluid. Empyema happens when extra fluid begins to collect […]

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Fever and pregnancy: Is there a link?

Fever and pregnancy: Is there a link?

Feeling warm or flushed can be a symptom of pregnancy. Changes in the body during pregnancy can cause similar symptoms to those that accompany a fever. During pregnancy, a woman may also be more susceptible to infections, such as colds and the flu. Pregnancy weakens the immune system to help ensure that the body does […]