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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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Cold And Flu Medications Found To Be Ineffective For Children

This is not what you want to hear as we enter the cold and flu season, but there is very little you can do to help you cope. A recent report in the British Medical journal claims that over-the-counter medications that proclaim to alleviate cold and flu symptoms are largely found to be ineffective...
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The Difference Between A Cold And The Flu

We use the terms interchangeably but there are many differences between an upper respiratory infection, better known as a cold and the flu (influenza) and spotting those differences can be tricky and complicate treatments. However there are some predictable differences. Colds usually take a few...
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Do Not Touch Signs Popular With Parents

The lurking cold and flu season is on its way and this year a lot of parents are going all out to make sure their kids don't catch it. The American Academy of Pediatrics reported that 179 children died of flu-related causes since August; 18 of this year, with 80% of those affected not having...
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Prepare For Flu Season

The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) says that the flu killed 80,000 people last season, including 180 children and 900,000 people were hospitalized for flu or flu-like illness. It's an important reminder of how a seemingly mundane thing as the flu can be deadly, so you should have a plan of...
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Sleep Is The Best Medicine When Fighting A Cold Or Flu

As hard as it is to believe that we're in autumn with high temperatures still in the 90s, the season is indeed beginning to change. That also means the cold and flu season will be here before you know it and while we all know that rest is the best medicine to become well again, how much rest do you...
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Pediatric Group Recommends Kids Get The Flu Shot Instead Of The Nasal Spray

We've got a way to go before the flu season is her but health officials are encouraging you to get your flu shot now in order for your body to properly prepare before the season arrives. Beside an injection, this year marks the return of the nasal spray flu vaccine. The Center for Disease Control...
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Signs Your Dog May Have The Flu

Veterinarians are concerned over the highly contagious dog flu that is spreading like wildfire. Cases were reported in every state in the in the continental US with both strains of canine influenza active in Florida. Like the human flu virus, the dog flu spreads through bodily fluids that are...
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Scientists Willing To Pay You $3,500 To Catch The Flu

It sounds like one of those "would you" questions to see online but would you be willing to catch the flu if it meant you could collect $3,500? Researchers are indeed offering a lot of cash for people willing to suffer through the aches and pains of the flu in study aimed at making a univrsal flu...
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Adults Need Vaccinations Too

As a child, it is commonplace to receive DTap, MMR and HepA vaccinations. But vaccines are not just for kids, adults can benefit from vaccines. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says at least 30,000 people die from complications related to vaccine-preventable disease. Over time...
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