Navigation Links
Poll: One Out of Three U.S. Adults Not Planning to Get Flu Shot This Year
Date:10/26/2011

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One out of three U.S. adults plan to skip their flu shot this year, according to an Opinion Research/Select Medical telephone poll. Against that backdrop, two top clinical leaders in long-term acute care released a statement today reminding the American public that influenza season can be a deadly time for those suffering from a chronic lung disease such as asthma or COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Such patients need to take extra precautions as they navigate the change in season, according to Dr. David Jarvis, M.D., national medical director for Select Medical's 110 long-term acute care (LTAC) hospitals, and Dr. Lisa Snyder, M.D., MPH, chief quality officer for Select Medical.

"At this time of the year, patients with lung diseases can take some common-sense steps to minimize their risk," said Dr. Jarvis. "For example, they can limit exposure to crowds, especially if they are aware that the flu bug has hit their area. Perhaps most importantly, patients can and must get an annual flu shot. As fall begins and we move into the winter months, patients and their doctors need to be especially vigilant."

Dr. Jarvis noted that long-term acute care hospitals such as those operated by Select Medical see an increase in pulmonary and respiratory patients during the winter months. For those patients whose primary care physicians refer them to such a specialized setting, Dr. Jarvis said that Select Medical can help.

"In some cases, patients can develop respiratory failure and even require a ventilator when they can no longer breathe on their own," said Dr. Jarvis.  "These patients must then be weaned from the ventilator. Medical literature suggests that these patients benefit from being transferred to a hospital that specializes in ventilator weaning."

"Our clinicians evaluate patient progress on a daily basis. In our highly specialized setting, trained staff is constantly on the
'/>"/>

SOURCE Select Medical
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine technology :

1. Consumer Reports Flu Poll: Approximately Three Out of 10 Health Care Workers Living in a Bubble, Not Getting Flu Vaccine
2. New Poll: Voters Want to Reduce Wasteful Spending in Medicaid Pharmacy
3. Consumer Reports Poll: 48 Percent of Americans on Meds Making Risky Health Care Tradeoffs
4. Poll: 74% Support Banning Sale of Expired Baby Food, Formula and Over-the-Counter Meds
5. ViroPharma to Present at Three Upcoming Healthcare Conferences
6. Four Analyses of Three-Year Clinical Data Suggest CYPHER(R) Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent May Provide Alternative to Surgery for Patients with Multivessel Disease
7. Versatility of 454 Sequencing(TM) Demonstrated in Three Publications in Science Last Week
8. Data from Three Clinical Trials for Perforomist(TM) Inhalation Solution to be Presented at CHEST 2007 on October 24, 2007
9. Boston Scientific Carotid Artery Stenting Trials Produce Positive Three-Year Results
10. Long-Term Data from a Landmark Phase III Trial Show Survival Benefit at Three- and Four-Years in Patients with Glioblastoma multiforme
11. Despite Serious Health Risks, One in Three Adults with Heart Disease Does Not Believe They Need a Flu Shot This Year
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014  Australian drug delivery company, Phosphagenics ... has raised A$19.3 million via a placement of A$16.3 ... , the U.S., Asia and ... a share purchase plan (SPP) to be offered to ... made in two tranches. "This capital raising ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... New York , July 11, 2014 ... by Transparency Market Research "Endoscopy Devices Market (Endoscopes, Endoscopic ... Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013-2019" the global ... in 2012 and is expected to grow at a ... an estimated value of USD 36.9 billion in 2019. ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014  Veran Medical Technologies, a U.S. ... positive, cost-effective final results for the initial ... SPiNPerc endobronchial percutaneous biopsy study results support ... biopsy when a traditional bronchoscopic method is ... positive financial outcomes when more can be ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Phosphagenics' A$19.3 million Capital Raising 2Phosphagenics' A$19.3 million Capital Raising 3Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 2Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 3Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 4Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 5Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 6Veran Medical Publishes Lung Cancer Patient Management Study 2
... , , ROCHESTER, Minn., July 7 ... examined in a series of articles and editorials in the ... subject is especially timely. As the immense challenges, including potential ... these articles offer crucial overview, direction and optimism. , ...
... highlights from the June issue of Mayo Clinic Women,s ... you wish. Mayo Clinic Women,s HealthSource ... fee. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies ... for subscription information, 1-800-876-8633, extension 9751. , , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Mayo Clinic Proceedings: A Comprehensive Review of Addiction to Prescription Painkillers Among Patients and Physicians 2Mayo Clinic Proceedings: A Comprehensive Review of Addiction to Prescription Painkillers Among Patients and Physicians 3Mayo Clinic Proceedings: A Comprehensive Review of Addiction to Prescription Painkillers Among Patients and Physicians 4June 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Summer Skin Problems, Low Vision and Pilates 2June 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Summer Skin Problems, Low Vision and Pilates 3June 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Summer Skin Problems, Low Vision and Pilates 4June 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Summer Skin Problems, Low Vision and Pilates 5
(Date:7/11/2014)... (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 The American ... America’s 55 poison centers are commending Senator Bill Nelson ... Prevention Act of 2014 on July 10, 2014. Along ... Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) to enact rules requiring ... consumers. , Senate co-sponsors of the bill ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Ticket Down reports that tickets to the ... place World Cup Match between Brazil and Netherlands ... place on Saturday, July 12th at Estadio Nacional de Brasilia ... take place on Sunday, July 13th at Estadio Jornalista Mario ... for the 2014 World Cup are guaranteed to be authentic ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 11, 2014 Butler Mobility has recently updated ... Platform Lifts . Previously the two standard colors were ... beautiful earth tone colors as standard colors at no additional ... the home but will enhance the beauty of the stairway. ... home color scheme or individual décor. , The new selection ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- People with the lowest incomes may have ... disease (PAD), a new study suggests. People with PAD ... limbs, most often the legs. The condition causes leg pain ... throughout the body. People with PAD have a higher risk ... nearly 6,800 people with PAD who took part in the ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 11, 2014 Volunteers from Scientology ... abuse this week with drug education lectures, forums and ... distribution in cities around the world. , Drug abuse ... Institute on Drug Abuse, abuse of alcohol and illicit ... crime, lost work, decreased productivity and healthcare. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AAPCC Issues Statement on the Introduction of the Child Nicotine Poison Prevention Act of 2014 2Health News:AAPCC Issues Statement on the Introduction of the Child Nicotine Poison Prevention Act of 2014 3Health News:Argentina vs. Germany World Cup Finals Tickets & Brazil vs. Netherlands 3rd Place World Cup Tickets Are in Huge Demand 2Health News:Butler Mobility Products Announces Five New Standard Colors for Their Inclined Platform Lifts 2Health News:Poor More Prone to Leg Circulation Trouble 2Health News:Scientologists Taking Action against Drug Abuse 2Health News:Scientologists Taking Action against Drug Abuse 3
... ... measuring and ultimately eliminating pain , ... Washington, DC (Vocus) June 4, 2010 -- Children’s National Medical Center ... the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation. Dr. Quezado joins a team of ...
... researchers say , FRIDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) ... Wii Sports -- may help overweight seniors become more ... Although not an improvement on real-life gaming and sports ... offer a good alternative for those older individuals for ...
... Device includes ,carbon nanotubes, injected under skin, say researchers ... future, people with diabetes may be able to monitor ... This new type of continuous glucose monitor relies on ... blood sugar levels with a watch-sized or smaller monitor ...
... , ... BP to reach out for help, said Golden Age Resources, Inc. (GDAR) CFO Graham Larmer. ... Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) June ... alliance partner, Cobra Technologies, announced today the hiring of Geometrix Engineering, Inc. of Hollywood, FL ...
... so rampant last spring, will adopt a regular fall/winter pattern, ... year ago, global alarm over the emergence of an unpredictable ... Headlines blared that thousands were becoming sick; face masks and ... store shelves. , So, where is H1N1 this spring? , ...
... Dogs ... only patented product invented by a professional dog trainer. Successfully used worldwide for nine ... (used with autistic children) and Acupressure to calm dogs. Susan Sharpe, inventor, also provides ... ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Former NIH Chief Joins Children's National Medical Center 2Health News:Former NIH Chief Joins Children's National Medical Center 3Health News:Wii Games Can Get Seniors Moving 2Health News:Glucose 'Tattoo' Could Track Blood Sugar Levels for Diabetics 2Health News:Glucose 'Tattoo' Could Track Blood Sugar Levels for Diabetics 3Health News:Gulf Oil Spill Goes from Disaster to Catastrophe 2Health News:A Year After Its Emergence, H1N1 Swine Flu Lingers 2Health News:A Year After Its Emergence, H1N1 Swine Flu Lingers 3Health News:A Year After Its Emergence, H1N1 Swine Flu Lingers 4Health News:End Thunderstorm and Fireworks Fear with The Original Anxiety Wrap 2Health News:End Thunderstorm and Fireworks Fear with The Original Anxiety Wrap 3Health News:End Thunderstorm and Fireworks Fear with The Original Anxiety Wrap 4
... The Double Aspheric 78D is an ... lens offering an ideal .93x image ... of view. It is optimally designed ... motion of all slit lamps. Available ...
The 40D is ideal for pediatric ophthalmoscopy and other examinations requiring expansive fundus visibility. Alternatively, this lens may be used at the slit lamp biomicroscope to provide an extremely...
The Professional ophthalmoscope has been designed to ensure ultimate control. Lenses, graticules and filters can all be introduced at the touch of a fingertip without the need to pull away from the p...
... Automated Urine Microscopy Analyzer (iQ200) uses ... software to classify urine particles into ... The iQ200 eliminates most technologist time ... images by automating specimen preparation, image ...
Medicine Products: