Sorting out the myths of an aggressive flu season | StarTribune.com | Jan. 29, 2013
This year's seasonal flu: while widespread, not out of the ordinary | Fox 9 News | Jan. 10, 2013
Mitch Palmer, MD, emergency department, and Dawn Twenge, infection preventionist, were interviewed for this story that looks at how hospitals are handling this season's seasonal flu outbreak.
Teen describes how flu hit her fast, hard | KARE-TV | Jan. 10, 2013
David Johnson, MD, Fairview Clinics – Eden Prairie, was interviewed by KARE-TV about how quickly flu symptoms can go from mild to dangerous.
Fairview urges informed decisions regarding influenza treatment | Forest Lake Times | Jan. 9, 2013
Dave Milbrandt, MD, vice president of medical affairs and medical director of Fairview Lakes' Emergency Department, gives helpful advice about the flu.
Good Question: How sick is sick enough to see a doctor? | WCCO-TV | Jan. 9, 2013
Carolyn McKay, MD, Fairview Clinics – University Children’s, answers this age-old question, in light of the recent surge in flu cases.
Fairview Ridges Hospital running at capacity after influx of flu cases | Burnsville Patch | Jan. 9, 2013
Carol Koeppel-Olsen, vice president of patient services and CNO, provides information and advice for people who may be feeling the effects of flu.
Minnesota hospitals restrict visitors due to flu | Fox 9 News | Jan. 8, 2013
Mary Jo Brueggeman, RN, vice president of patient care and CNO, and Scott Johnson, MD, describe steps taken at Fairview Lakes Medical Center to fight the flu and keep patients and staff safe.
- Minnesota Department of Health Flu website - http://www.mdhflu.com
- Center for Disease Control website - http://www.cdc.gov/flu
- FluView - CDC map of weekly influenza activity levels - http://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/fluview/main.html
- Google flu trends - http://www.google.org/flutrends/us/#US