Flu season http://www.kplu.org en Google shows Washington stuck in flu season http://www.kplu.org/post/google-shows-washington-stuck-flu-season <p>Flu season is hanging on longer than usual in parts of the Northwest say health officials. That&rsquo;s shown in cases of the flu&nbsp; and also via web searches.</p><p>Google queries for terms like &ldquo;muscle aches,&rdquo; &rdquo;flu symptoms&rdquo; and &ldquo;thermometer&rdquo; are being used to track where flu is hitting now.</p><p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 17:12:39 +0000 Jessica Robinson 4717 at http://www.kplu.org Google shows Washington stuck in flu season Needle-free flu shots available for needle phobes http://www.kplu.org/post/needle-free-flu-shots-available-needle-phobes <p>Autumn officially starts on Friday and that means flu season is close behind. The CDC recommends everyone get a flu shot. This year, a suburban Portland company is promoting a needle-free vaccine for people with needle phobia.</p><p>Tualatin, Oregon-based Bioject Medical Technologies makes a vaccine injector powered by a CO2 cartridge. Bioject president Ralph Makar says the way it works is a burst of pressure creates a tiny opening in the skin.</p> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 17:09:06 +0000 Tom Banse 2704 at http://www.kplu.org