10 AM Until 2 AM Saturday

The National Weather Service maintains a WIND ADVISORY for nearly all of West Michigan from 10 AM this morning until 2 AM Saturday morning.  45 mph gusts are likely inland while 50 mph gusts are possible at the Lake Shore.  This kind of wind is capable of bringing down tree branches and creating some power outages.  Obviously, we hope that doesn't happen.  Winds blow from the northwest this morning then from the north by midday and beyond.  Stay with for your weather today and always!

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CDC claims anti-viral medication help with flu

Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013 |
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A new study out Monday morning shows anti-viral medications can help save lives, especially children stricken with the flu.

The CDC reports using medications like Tamiflu or Relenza can save the lives of children in intensive care units, yet the drugs are being used less frequently than they once were.

Researchers studied nearly 800 California children who had H1-N1 during the 2009 global flu pandemic.

It found six percent of the patients treated with the meds died, compared to eight percent of the untreated patients.

Since then the CDC has recommended prompt treatment with antivirals for all hospitalized patients with suspected or confirmed influenza.    

The authors found that just 63 percent received them in the two-year period after the pandemic.

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