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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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When approaching a new dog, always ask the owner or handler if you can pet it. (Photo: Matthias Zomer/Pexels)

Nice Doggie

Preventing and Treating Dog Bites Many of the 4.7 million dog bites that take place each year happen in the summer, when both dogs and children are outdoors and interacting more. While minor bites do not require a trip to the emergency department, it is a good idea to visit your
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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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