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Adults Need Vaccine Boosters Too

Childhood vaccinations, or lack of them, have been a center of debate even as the results of parents opting not to have their child vaccinated has led the state of Washington to declare a medical emergency due to a measles outbreak with dozens of new cases reported. And an Oregon boy almost lost...
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When A Cough Becomes A Concern

There is a lot of people coughing, especially this time of the year. But a cough doesn't necessarily mean you are getting sick. Coughing is the number one reason people go to the doctor, according to WebMD, accounting for more than 30 million visits every year. But how do you know when your cough...
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Natural Cough Remedies

The cold and flu season is upon us and that annoying cough is not too far away. While many people reach for over-the-counter medicines to contain the cough, experts say that many of them are a waste of money, with some offering their own side effects that make you feel worse. Experts say these home...
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Highly Contagious Dog Flu Reported in Florida

The UF College of Veterinary Medicine confirms about a dozen cases of dog flu in the state of Florida. The suspect the dog contracted the highly contagious virus at dog shows in Perry, Georgia or Deland in mid-May. Signs of a dog with the H3N2 virus are a persistent cough (similar to kennel cough...
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New Law Aimed To Keep Kids From Abusing Cough Syrup

With the New Year upon us, three new Florida laws took effect this week with the most noticeable one involving over-the-counter cough medicines. The so-called cough syrup bill prohibits the sale of dextromethorphan, or DXM for short, to anyone 18 or under and requires ID to purchase for anyone who...
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