Medical Notes: Week of April 28, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of April 28, 2019.

18-43 Segment 1: Exploding Myths about the Flu and Flu Vaccines

About 40 percent of eligible people have been vaccinated against the flu in recent years, but many more might do so were it not for persistent myths about the disease and its vaccine. For example, a new survey shows that more than half of parents believe the flu shot can cause the flu. Experts explain why those myths aren’t true and set the record straight.  

15-05 Story 2: The flu: It’s bad this year

  Synopsis: The 2014-2015 flu season started much earlier than normal and so far has been much more severe than usual. Experts explain how this year's mismatch occurred between the flu vaccine and the predominant strain of flu, and how people can protect themselves in spite of the ineffective vaccine. Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Dr. … Continue reading 15-05 Story 2: The flu: It’s bad this year