Friday, January 25, 2013
Earned days off could help contain the flu outbreak and ultimately increase employee productivity
By Jon Whiten [Jon Whiten is deputy director of New Jersey Policy Perspective, a progressive think tank focused on crucial New Jersey issues, and a spokesperson for the NJ Time to Care Coalition, which represents more than 80 organizations from around the state that support initiatives that benefit working families.] By this point, you’d have to pretty much be living under a rock to have not heard the news that this year’s flu season, which started early, is going to be a doozy. Deaths are starting to be reported around the country, and there are high levels of flu activity all over the state, according to the latest update from the Department of Health. One of the simplest and most crucial ways to prevent the spread of flu is for people …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
RWJ Hamilton staffers saw first signs of widespread outbreak in early December.
When Anne Dikon saw a flu case in early December, she knew it was time to tell the staff at her hospital, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, to get ready for a potentially early flu season. As the hospital’s infection prevention director, Dikon credits the hospital’s quick response to the outbreak to MedMined, an electronic surveillance program that the hospital uses to combat the spread of all infections, including the flu. While this year’s influenza season in New Jersey has been earlier and more severe than in recent memory, some state healthcare providers had a head start in preparing for an increase in cases, thanks in part to the data mining made possible through the program. Both hospital and insurance officials are …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
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- John Ness
Friday, January 11
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in New Jersey than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. (Town-specific data is not available on Flu Trends.) If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in East Windsor that offer the vaccine: Rite Aid on Dutch Neck Road Walgreens on Princeton Hightstown Road Target Pharmacy on Princeton Hightstown Road CVS on Route 130 CVS on Abbington Drive More locations According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase across the country. Five states – Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee – are reporting flu rates not normally seen until January, according to the …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Clinics will be held in East Windsor on Wednesdays, from October 3 to October 17 and in Cranbury on October 9
If you are looking to stear clear of a high fever, headaches, muscle pain, cough, or nasal congestion this season, your local municipalities will help you on your way to health by offering Flu and Pneumonia clinics throughout October. The East Windsor Township Health Department will conduct free seasonal flu clinics for East Windsor and Hightstown residents over the age of 60. The pneumonia vaccine will also be offered free to residents over 65. The East Windsor flu shot clinics will be held on October 3, October 10, and October 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the East Windsor Township Senior Center. “East Windsor Township is pleased to provide these important free flu clinics to the senior citizens of our community,” East Windsor Township …