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Black woman with flu and cold in bed holding an ice bag to her head. (Photo: Deposit Photos)

Flu Season

10 Simple Ways to Avoid the Flu Bug The holidays have come and gone and, as many of us go back to work and are again surrounded by sniffling and coughing people, giving and receiving the “gift” that keeps on giving: The Flu. While it is important to remember that ‘tis
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Both girls and boys should be vaccinated against HPV at age 11. (Photo: asiseeit/Getty Images)

HPV Vaccine

Early Vaccination Is Key to Preventing HPV Nearly half of adolescents aren’t receiving a pair of vaccines to prevent a virus many of them will get. Guidelines released more than a decade ago recommend that all children receive a two-shot vaccine against human papillomavirus, or
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It’s not too late to get vaccinated against the most common strains of flu expected this year. (Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Avoid the Flu

Vaccination Remains Best Way to Avoid Flu Joy and goodwill aren’t the only things we start spreading to friends, family, colleagues — even strangers — this time of year. Late fall and early winter also signal the start of annual spread of the influenza virus. Commonly known as
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