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After the CDC recommended against the nasal flu vaccine for children in 2016, fewer parents opted to get their children vaccinated. (Photo: iStock)

Kids & the Flu

Flu Vaccinations Fall Without Nasal Vaccine Influenza vaccination rates in children may have decreased for the 2016-17 flu season because of a recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that the nasal spray version of the vaccine not be used, according
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Anibiotics only work to kill bacteria, not viruses. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Miracle Drug?

Antibiotics Are Not Always the Answer The discovery of penicillin in 1928 was heralded as a medical miracle. As one of the first antibiotics, it could cure patients of potentially deadly bacterial illnesses, such as scarlet fever, typhoid and pneumonia. Unfortunately, overuse of
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends getting a flu shot as soon as it becomes available. (Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters/Landov)

Flu Season

What You Need to Know This Flu Season As flu season approaches, medical experts have some new recommendations – along with some old standards – on how to reduce your chances of getting sick. FluMist is ‘out’ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) no longer
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