flu

Flu season at its peak

KXLY 920 interviewed Dr. Mark Springer from Spokane Regional Health District to get an update on this year's flu season.

What does your cough mean?

Is a cough making your life miserable? Don't blame your body; coughing is the only way your lungs can expel an irritant. The key is to figure what's causing it and then to get your lungs the help they need.

Stay healthy this holiday season

The Spokane County Regional Health District is reminding people there is still time to get vaccinated for diseases circulating in Spokane County before the holidays.

Influenza on the rise in Washington

Flu activity is on the rise in Washington, and health officials at the Washington State Department of Health are urging people to get a flu shot now.

SRHD clears up about concerns about flu in Spokane

Spokane Regional Health District is stressing to the public that a study specific to Australia speaking to the effectiveness of this year's flu vaccines is not necessarily predictive of what we should expect in the U.S. or in Spokane County.

CDC warns about worse flu season than years past

Doctors say they want you to take the flu shot seriously this year, as the Centers For Disease Control says we need to be prepared for a worse flu season as cases have already doubled from this time last year. 

CDC panel again advises against FluMist

Shots will continue to be the main option for the upcoming flu season. A US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee recommended Wednesday that FluMist, the nasal spray influenza vaccine, not be used during the 2017-18 season.

Rise in absentees accompanies flu bug

With school now in full swing more local districts are reporting cases of swine flu with schools from Mead to Central and East Valley reporting absentee rates above 10 percent, which is higher than normal.