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7 months ago

CDC: Lowest rate of flu-related hospitalizations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that an increase in flu shots, closed schools and COVID protocols, like masks and social distancing, are factors that lowered rates.
7 months ago
CDC: Lowest rate of flu-related hospitalizations
2 years ago

'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch to be released as his lawyers argue testing will show he didn't violate parole

Ethan Couch, the Texas man known for claiming "affluenza" as part of his defense in a fatal DUI wreck, is back in jail after violating his probation, jail records show.
2 years ago
'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch to be released, lawyers say
2 years ago

'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch arrested for probation violation

Ethan Couch, 22, had been on probation since being released from jail in April 2018 after serving 720 days for earlier violating his probation in connection with a drunken-driving accident.
2 years ago
'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch arrested for probation violation
2 years ago

Scientists set to begin first human trial of universal flu vaccine

The phase one trial is expected to take up to 15 months; scientists hope the vaccine will prevent a widespread pandemic and lead to less frequent flu shots.
2 years ago
Scientists set to begin first human trial of universal flu vaccine
3 years ago

Unvaccinated child dies of the flu in Florida

After the deadliest flu season in four decades, the CDC is warning that now is the time to get the flu shot.
3 years ago
Unvaccinated child dies of the flu in Florida
3 years ago

Passengers report flu-like symptoms on 2 separate flights to Philadelphia

All 250 passengers plus crew on the American Airlines flights from Paris and Munich were held for medical review by officials.
3 years ago
Passengers report flu-like symptoms on 2 separate flights to Philadelphia
3 years ago

Mom of 'affluenza teen' jailed after failing drug test: Report

The mother of “affluenza teen” Ethan Couch was sent back to jail on Thursday after a Texas judge issued an arrest warrant indicating she tested positive for drug.
3 years ago
Mom of 'affluenza teen' jailed after failing drug test: Report
3 years ago

Jail chaplain says 'affluenza teen' is 'close to fully understanding' his impact on crash victims' families

Jail chaplain said he met with Ethan Couch every week during his two-year stay.
3 years ago
Jail chaplain: 'Affluenza teen' is 'close to fully understanding' what he caused
3 years ago

What jail chaplain said to 'affluenza teen' day before release

Couch was released this week after spending two years in jail for violating his probation conditions for a 2013 fatal drunk-driving accident.
3 years ago
What jail chaplain said to 'affluenza teen' day before release
3 years ago

'Affluenza teen' released after 2 years in jail for violating probation

The case gained national attention when a psychologist involved in the case said the then-16-year-old was a product of "affluenza."
3 years ago
'Affluenza teen' released after 2 years in jail for violating probation
3 years ago

'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch released from jail

Couch, now 20, was sentenced to two years in Tarrant County jail after violating his probation conditions for a 2013 fatal drunk driving accident that killed four people.
3 years ago
'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch released from jail
3 years ago

'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch released from jail

Ethan Couch, the young Texas man at the center of the so-called affluenza case, was released from jail this morning.
3 years ago
'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch released from jail
3 years ago

'Affluenza teen' expected to be released from prison

The families of the four people killed in a drunk driving accident that sent Ethan Couch to jail are speaking out about his expected release.
3 years ago
'Affluenza teen' expected to be released from prison
4 years ago

Flu cases are on the rise

CDC reports that at least 26 states are experiencing high flu activity.
4 years ago
Flu cases are on the rise
5 years ago

What Is Affluenza?

A quick explanation of the term.
5 years ago
What Is Affluenza?
5 years ago

'Affluenza' Teen Ethan Couch's Lawyers File Motion Seeking His Release From Jail

They argue the judge never had jurisdiction to incarcerate him.
5 years ago
'Affluenza' Teen's Lawyers Seek His Release From Jail
5 years ago

'Affluenza' Teen's Parents Paid for Fraction of One Rehab Program, Documents Show

Court documents reveal the fraction of the cost his parents would pay.
5 years ago
'Affluenza' Teen's Parents Paid for Fraction of One Rehab Program
5 years ago

'Affluenza' Teen Ethan Couch Set to Stay in Jail for Nearly 2 Years

His first appearance in adult court comes days after his 19th birthday.
5 years ago
'Affluenza' Teen Set to Stay in Jail for Nearly 2 Years