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Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 9, 2010
SOUTH GLENDALE — Growing older takes plenty of maintenance and doctor visits, a routine that 64-year-old Arthur Loya is well-acquainted with. The Vietnam War veteran frequents several medical facilties for checkups and works out to maintain a healthy lifestyle. "You get at an age where your body doesn't produce or doesn't burn off anymore," Loya said. "You slow down and you get sicker. " To avoid becoming ill, the Glassell Park resident also rarely misses the opportunity for a free flu shot, which he received Friday as part of a walk-in clinic at CareMore center in Glendale.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 12, 2014
Local physicians say they're seeing an increase in patients with flu symptoms as the season for the virus approaches its peak in February and March. At Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, emergency physician Edmond Noll said he's seen more patients with symptoms such as a runny nose and cough this flu season compared to last, particularly in the hospital's emergency room. Other symptoms including a high fever, body aches, vomiting and diarrhea. The flu season began in September and will drop off after March, Noll said.
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By Sharon Raghavachary | February 16, 2011
Our son Josh has a cold. Again. In China, 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit, but in our house, it’s the Year of the Sick Child. Josh even got a jump start on it by missing the last three days of school before winter break. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that a boy in elementary school gets sick so often — especially one with an aversion to soap and water. Health experts advise us to teach our children to wash their hands thoroughly by using warm water, soap, vigorous friction and singing the “Happy Birthday” song twice.
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December 12, 2003
Gary Moskowitz About half the states in the country have reported widespread flu cases, and flu vaccine supplies are dwindling, but local hospital officials say the peak of flu season hasn't hit Glendale. Federal health officials have said the nation could be facing one of the nastiest flu seasons in years. The disease has hit several states unusually early and hard. Babies, children and teenagers have died because of flu-related illnesses -- as many as 11 in Colorado alone.
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January 11, 2008
Ever wonder why the flu thrives in winter? It?s always been explained away ? kids back in school, people crowded in buses, airplanes and movie theaters. Sounds reasonable. But if this were the case, why doesn?t flu season start in September when school starts? Also, crowding happens even in the summer when there?s no flu bug going around. Flu season is always during the coldest months and we?re right in the midst of it here in Southern Cal. Northern latitudes get the season from November to March, down in the southern latitudes it goes from May until September.
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December 27, 1999
Paul M. Anderson GLENDALE -- It's not just the holiday season. It's the flu season, too. So be advised: Area emergency rooms are booked solid. If you come down with the flu this holiday season, your best bet for quick treatment is the family doctor. "People have waited for hours here just to be seen for a simple cold," said Dr. Evelyn Wong, an emergency room doctor at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. "We've even had people calling us from Glendale Memorial Hospital asking us how long the wait is here."
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November 29, 2003
Gary Moskowitz A lot of sniffling has been going on this week at Columbus Elementary School, Principal Kelly King said. "It's not just the students, either," King said. "I've been fighting off a cold for the past few days myself. And I have a lot of faculty members sniffing and soldiering off colds." Local hospitals have not seen a big jump in patients coming in with flu symptoms, but some local physicians say increased travel abroad in the past year or two could be one cause for an overall rising number of sick patients.
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October 8, 2004
Jackson Bell Flu shots are being reserved for the most vulnerable locally, mirroring a national trend that started when the company that supplies half of the country's flu vaccines could not deliver. U.S. public health officials announced that significant shortages are expected because a Chiron Corp. factory in England shut down because of manufacturing problems. The plant produces the company's entire U.S. supply. Although he could not provide specific figures, Bob Quarfoot of Glendale Memorial Hospital said the 43 hospitals in the health system will probably share the limited supply of shots they have as needed.
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November 22, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- It's better to get a flu shot late than never. Delayed by several weeks, the distribution of flu vaccine is speeding up and this winter's supply could soon catch up with the demand for shots, officials said Tuesday. That's good news for local hospitals, which recently had to cancel or scale back flu shot clinics because of the postponement. "It's not a time to panic," said Jacqueline Forsythe, a spokeswoman for Verdugo Hills Hospital.
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November 28, 2007
Vaccination awareness month The Centers for Disease Control and Los Angeles Department of Public Health are urging the public to get flu shots this week during National Influenza Vaccination Month. Though many people associate ?flu season? with the fall months, January marks the peak flu period, public health officials said. Vaccination is available in traditional shot form, as well as a nasal spray, which is available for healthy children and adults between the ages of 2 and 49. In Glendale, vaccinations can be obtained at health clinics in CVS pharmacies.
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February 13, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Thursday, Feb. 13. Temperatures for tomorrow in the Glendale area will reach a high near 80 and low around 57 . Here are the top headlines in your region:  Burbank Police and the Los Angeles County Coroner's office have blocked off the road to the Stough Canyon Nature Center to further investigate the human remains that were discovered off the road past the main gate leading to the center...
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 12, 2014
Local physicians say they're seeing an increase in patients with flu symptoms as the season for the virus approaches its peak in February and March. At Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, emergency physician Edmond Noll said he's seen more patients with symptoms such as a runny nose and cough this flu season compared to last, particularly in the hospital's emergency room. Other symptoms including a high fever, body aches, vomiting and diarrhea. The flu season began in September and will drop off after March, Noll said.
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By Sharon Raghavachary | February 16, 2011
Our son Josh has a cold. Again. In China, 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit, but in our house, it’s the Year of the Sick Child. Josh even got a jump start on it by missing the last three days of school before winter break. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that a boy in elementary school gets sick so often — especially one with an aversion to soap and water. Health experts advise us to teach our children to wash their hands thoroughly by using warm water, soap, vigorous friction and singing the “Happy Birthday” song twice.
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Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 9, 2010
SOUTH GLENDALE — Growing older takes plenty of maintenance and doctor visits, a routine that 64-year-old Arthur Loya is well-acquainted with. The Vietnam War veteran frequents several medical facilties for checkups and works out to maintain a healthy lifestyle. "You get at an age where your body doesn't produce or doesn't burn off anymore," Loya said. "You slow down and you get sicker. " To avoid becoming ill, the Glassell Park resident also rarely misses the opportunity for a free flu shot, which he received Friday as part of a walk-in clinic at CareMore center in Glendale.
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November 29, 2008
Behind all the bustle, expenses and travel, Thanksgiving is meant as a time to pause and give thanks to the good things in life. Even with the United States going through a tough economic spot and wildfires having recently ravaged Los Angeles County, we have plenty to be thankful for in Glendale and Burbank. Over the past year, the communities have repeatedly shown a willingness to step up and help others in need. Burbank stepped up to the plate last winter to house the winter homeless shelter.
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By Jason Wells | November 10, 2008
SOUTH GLENDALE — Hundreds of motorists Saturday wound their way through Glendale Memorial Hospital’s multilevel parking garage, first to fill out paper work, then to roll down their windows and get their annual flu shot. The annual event has grown in popularity of the past 10 years or so as word of the free drive-through flu clinic spreads. And so what was initially marketed to seniors has grown to include whole families packed in vans, or groups of friends, who said the drive-up model for flu vaccinations was a handy way to stay fit through the winter months.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 2008
Ever wonder why the flu thrives in winter? It?s always been explained away ? kids back in school, people crowded in buses, airplanes and movie theaters. Sounds reasonable. But if this were the case, why doesn?t flu season start in September when school starts? Also, crowding happens even in the summer when there?s no flu bug going around. Flu season is always during the coldest months and we?re right in the midst of it here in Southern Cal. Northern latitudes get the season from November to March, down in the southern latitudes it goes from May until September.
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November 28, 2007
Vaccination awareness month The Centers for Disease Control and Los Angeles Department of Public Health are urging the public to get flu shots this week during National Influenza Vaccination Month. Though many people associate ?flu season? with the fall months, January marks the peak flu period, public health officials said. Vaccination is available in traditional shot form, as well as a nasal spray, which is available for healthy children and adults between the ages of 2 and 49. In Glendale, vaccinations can be obtained at health clinics in CVS pharmacies.
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October 21, 2004
Grant Gordon It's that time of year again -- the cold and flu season. But it's also the time of year for Pacific League boys' water polo. Hence, Crescenta Valley High's Chris Sherman wasn't going to let a cold keep him from Wednesday's match against Pasadena, nevermind the frigid and rainy conditions that began the day. When the match concluded, though, the sun was shining and the Falcons were smiling, winners of their 11th straight league contest, after besting the Bulldogs, 18-7.
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October 8, 2004
Jackson Bell Flu shots are being reserved for the most vulnerable locally, mirroring a national trend that started when the company that supplies half of the country's flu vaccines could not deliver. U.S. public health officials announced that significant shortages are expected because a Chiron Corp. factory in England shut down because of manufacturing problems. The plant produces the company's entire U.S. supply. Although he could not provide specific figures, Bob Quarfoot of Glendale Memorial Hospital said the 43 hospitals in the health system will probably share the limited supply of shots they have as needed.
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