The flu is making its way throughout Maine, but it's not too late to get vaccinated.
The Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed cases of influenza in the state's sixteen counties.
This flu season is drawing attention to the issues around mandatory paid sick leave. Not so much for those who have it, but for those who do not. More than 40 million people in the work force do not have paid sick days. So, when they are sick, if they do not work, they do not get paid.
Unless you’ve been hiding out under the covers shivering, nursing a fever and clutching your achy bones, you probably know this has been a brutal flu season.
What you may not know is there are measures you can take to avoid the flu -- and most of them are pretty darned simple. So, what are they?
It's that time of year, when you give everybody who coughs on the train a dirty look and tie your hands to your waist with elastic to keep from accidentally touching your face until you've had a chance to wash them under soap and water for at least three minutes. That's right. It's flu season. Here are some tips for coming out on the other side okay.
This season's flu is worse than in past years, in part because we have not seen this flu strain in a while and we don't have immunity. Maine state health officials believe it could get worse before it gets better.