Summer is winding down and school is back in session, which means flu season is right around the corner. It's also the time of year when health officials start reminding us that the best protection against the virus is to get a flu shot. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season. Vaccination is especially important for those at high risk of serious complications from the flu, including children younger than 5, adults 65 and older, pregnant women, residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, and people with chronic medical conditions. When is the best time to get a flu shot? So when is the ideal time to get vaccinated? Guidance from the CDC states that people should get a flu vaccine by the end of October. "We recommend getting your shot by the end of October because it is best to get a flu shot before flu begins to spread in your community," Dr. Claire Bocchini, an … [Read more...] about When is the right time to get your flu shot?
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Sep 03, 8:15 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Elana Glowatz @ElanaGlow 01/30/18 AT 1:59 PM For young women who are having fertility issues, following a “Mediterranean diet” could be the key to getting pregnant.A team of scientists found a connection between that diet style — which includes a lot of fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and olive oil, and puts a stronger emphasis on fish than on red meat — and success with in vitro fertilization, the process by which embryos are implanted into a woman’s uterus.The association is based on a study of almost 250 Greek couples going through IVF and their diets. That paper, published in the journal Human Reproduction, showed that for the females younger than 35, the more closely the women’s food intake aligned with a Mediterranean diet, the more likely she was to become pregnant from the IVF and give birth to a live child.The … [Read more...] about Mediterranean Diet Might Help Women Get Pregnant With IVF
By Janet Morrissey Updated 10:45 am PDT, Sunday, September 2, 2018 Nicole Roberts and husband Christopher feed their 5-month old daughter, Amelia, at their home in Connecticut. Nicole Roberts and husband Christopher feed their 5-month old daughter, Amelia, at their home in Connecticut. Photo: Jessica Hill / New York Times Ava is a Fitbit-like device that uses sensors to identify fertile days. Ava is a Fitbit-like device that uses sensors to identify fertile days. Photo: Ava Nicole Roberts, with 5-month old daughter Amelia, is among a growing number of women who are seeking out fertility apps and wearable devices, such as Ava. Nicole Roberts, with 5-month old daughter Amelia, is among a growing number of women who are seeking out fertility apps and wearable devices, such as Ava. Photo: … [Read more...] about Women struggling to get pregnant turn to fertility apps
Days after telling her boss she was pregnant, a 17-year-old fast-food worker in Oklahoma was fired.An accounting employee was let go from an Oklahoma City pipeline inspection company two days after requesting information about maternity leave.A pregnant waitress in her first trimester said the owner of a Choctaw restaurant told her she was being fired because she was too emotional.Forty years after Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, which banned employers from discriminating on the basis of pregnancy or childbirth, the complaints from women keep rolling in.Since 2014, about 50 complaints a year alleging pregnancy discrimination have been filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission office in Oklahoma City, data requested by Oklahoma Watch shows. The office, which covers the state, investigates complaints against companies with 15 or more employees.The state Attorney General’s Office handles complaints against companies with 14 or fewer … [Read more...] about Getting pregnant, getting fired: Job discrimination cases filed by women persist despite 40-year-old law
Study: Texas foster children five times as likely to get pregnant than other teens By Allie Morris, Austin Bureau April 16, 2018 Updated: April 16, 2018 6:00am Photo: Houston Chronicle /File Photo FILE PHOTO: Students at a Houston high school pick up their children at a child care center. A recent study found teens in Texas foster care are nearly five times as likely to get pregnant than other youth their age. FILE PHOTO: Students at a Houston high school pick up their... AUSTIN — Teens in Texas foster care are nearly five times as likely to get pregnant than other youth their age, according to a study released Monday that calculates the rate for the first time. The statistic is troubling because pregnant and parenting foster teens are more likely to drop out of school and have their children taken into state care, according to the study by Texans Care for Children. Express Newsletters Get the latest news, … [Read more...] about Study: Texas foster children five times as likely to get pregnant than other teens