influenza http://iowapublicradio.org en Shaping Our Galaxy: What the Milky Way Really Looks Like http://iowapublicradio.org/post/shaping-our-galaxy-what-milky-way-really-looks <p>Today we bring you four stories. First, the Iowa legislative session kicks off this week. IPR's Joyce Russell brings us inside the statehouse to give us an idea of what will and won't be worked on this year.</p><p>An otherwise healthy young boy died from the influenza virus. Patricia Quinlisk talks to host Ben Kieffer about why this flu season is different than previous years and how to limit spread of the virus.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:22:40 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 34998 at http://iowapublicradio.org Shaping Our Galaxy: What the Milky Way Really Looks Like The Flu Season in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/flu-season-iowa <div>Cold and flu season is upon us and the strain of flu going around this year seems to be particularly nasty.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Host Ben Kieffer discusses how the flu is impacting Iowans this year with State Epidemiologist Dr. Patricia Quinlisk. We also hear about how to prevent and treat the flu for children with pediatrician Dr. Jody Murph and we’ll learn about how certain diseases jump from animals to humans with emerging infectious disease specialist Tara Smith.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p></p></div><p></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:14:32 +0000 Ben Kieffer 13514 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Flu Season in Iowa