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Reminder: Get Your Kid a Flu Shot By the End of October

If getting your kid a flu shot is something you’ve been putting off, don’t wait too much longer. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children 6 months and older receive their influenza vaccinations by the end of October. Now is the time to head to your doctor’s office or find your nearest immunization…Read more… […]

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How to Get a Cheap or Free Flu Shot, With or Without Insurance

It’s officially flu-shot time, with flu season hurtling toward us. The flu shot’s important both for your own health and the health of people around you, so if you’re dragging your feet, for the inconvenience or the price, we’ve got you covered with the cheapest and easiest ways to get vaccinated, with or without…Read more… […]

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“Immune-Boosting” Supplements Won’t Protect You from Back-to-School Germs

Ahh, fall. This is the season when we send our kids off to school with shiny new backpacks, and every year, they bring home the same thing: the first round of back-to-school colds. In our house, with a two-year-old intent on drooling on everyone he touches and a six-year-old still perfecting her personal hygiene…Read more… […]

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“Immune-Boosting” Supplements Won’t Protect You from Back-to-School Germs

Ahh, fall. This is the season when we send our kids off to school with shiny new backpacks, and every year, they bring home the same thing: the first round of back-to-school colds. In our house, with a two-year-old intent on drooling on everyone he touches and a six-year-old still perfecting her personal hygiene…Read more… […]

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“Immune-Boosting” Supplements Won’t Protect You from Back-to-School Germs

Ahh, fall. This is the season when we send our kids off to school with shiny new backpacks, and every year, they bring home the same thing: the first round of back-to-school colds. In our house, with a two-year-old intent on drooling on everyone he touches and a six-year-old still perfecting her personal hygiene…Read more… […]

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Blowing Germs All Over Someone Else’s Food is Fine When It’s Birthday Cake

According to recent research, blowing all over a birthday cake puts germs on that birthday cake. Pretty obvious when you think about it. Would you ever say, “Friend, please blow on my sandwich?” That would be gross, wouldn’t it?Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Blowing Germs All Over Someone Else’s Food is Fine When It’s Birthday Cake

According to recent research, blowing all over a birthday cake puts germs on that birthday cake. Pretty obvious when you think about it. Would you ever say, “Friend, please blow on my sandwich?” That would be gross, wouldn’t it?Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Can We Hide From Plague, Flu, and the Spectre of Death?

Welcome back to Dose of Reality, where we see whether the week’s health news is really worth worrying—or celebrating—about. Today we’re facing down death and disease, and the news is actually mostly good!Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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