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The flu season in the DMV can begin as early as October and last though May. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Flu Shots

Flu Season Is Sneaking Up on Us Each year, the flu season is a bit of a guessing game. Scientists must make educated guesses about which strains will be prevalent as they create the annual flu vaccine. Healthcare professionals try to guess when it will hit their communities – and
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Before you head outdoors for summer, know how to treat the many health issue that come with it like bug bites, sunburn or poison ivy. (Photo: Jacelyn Abramoff)Before you head outdoors for summer, know how to treat the many health issue that come with it like bug bites, sunburn or poison ivy. (Photo: Jacelyn Abramoff)

It’s Summer

Know How to Treat Summer Health Issues Summer can bite. It can burn or itch. It can make you extremely sick … or worse. “Summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy all that the natural world has to offer, but we tend to forget some of the season’s perils and common
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Lucy Alana Gnazzo kisses her son, Vincent, as he leans over her hospital bed. (Photo: Penn State)

Stroke Awareness Month

Strokes on the Rise Among Young People “I’m used to hearing that people in their 60s have strokes.” That’s why Lucy Alana Gnazzo was surprised to learn that she – at age 26 – had suffered a massive stroke. Gnazzo had a cerebellar stroke, caused by a blocked blood vessel in the
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