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A Sick woman in bed blowing her nose surrounded by a lemon, pills, nose spray and cough medicine. (Photo: Getty Images)

Flu Shot

It Is Time to Prepare for Flu Season Last winter’s flu season was the worst since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began tracking the severity of influenza outbreaks each year. The long season that began in November 2017 peaked in January and February and held
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Measles are on the rise in Europe. In the U.S. so far this year, the CDC has reported 124 cases in 22 states and D.C. (Photo: Getty Images)

97 Percent Effective

Immunization Best Defense Against Measles High fever. Cough. Runny nose. Red, watery eyes. It may not be the flu. It could be measles. Measles cases are on the rise in Europe, with more than 40,000 cases and 37 deaths in the first six months of 2018. In the United States, the
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With the start of school less than a month away, it is time to get your child's vaccinations updated. (Photo: Getty Images)

Back-to-School Vaccines

The Must-Have on Your Child’s School List With the start of the school year just around the corner, it is easy to overlook one of the most important things on any back-to-school checklist — making sure your child is vaccinated. Vaccinations protect children from serious diseases,
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