2018 Health News


Deadly news of 2017-2018 influenza (flu) season in North Carolina: 342 dead this season | News Flash: Yes, you can get the flu twice in one year, because there are different strains of the flu. The season's flu season runs from October through May. About three weeks ago, the flu season had resulted in a total of 42 deaths in North Carolina; the following week, as reported on Jan. 28, 2018, the death toll had risen to 67. Then, as of Feb. 2, the total death toll of the 2017-18 flu season in North Carolina had reached 95. As of Feb. 11, the North Carolina total death toll attributed to the flu this season had reached 140. As of Feb. 19, the total death toll of was 165. As of Mar. 13, 2018, the total death toll was 276. As of Mar. 20, 2018, the number is 305. Currently, as of Mar. 30, 2018, the total death toll of the season in NC (Oct. 1, 2017 to now) is 342. Beware. Be safe. Be smart. Be clean. | For details about this flu season in North Carolina, visit Flu.nc.gov: More>To understand why getting the flu does not protect you from getting another strain of the flu in the same year, Scientificamerican.com posted info on Feb. 4, 2018: More>

Attention seniors, Trump’s budget is coming for your Medicare benefits | "Trump released his 2019 budget last week, and it included $266 billion in cuts to Medicare, which provides health insurance to 58 million Americans 65 and older and people with certain disabilities," reports Michelle Singletary and posted Feb. 19, 2018, at Washingtonpost.com: More>


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