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The Flu Shot Is 36 Percent Effective This Year

After a few months of hand-wringing over the flu vaccine’s 10 percent effectiveness against one strain of flu in Australia, we finally have a number for how it’s doing in the US this season. It’s 36 percent effective at preventing flu among people in general, and 59 percent effective in children under 8. These numbers…Read […]

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Trump’s Spiritual Advisor Recommends Jesus Instead Of Flu Shots

There is certainly a scientific debate to be had over the efficacy of flu shots. But there is one thing for sure — a belief in Jesus as your Lord and Savior doesn’t ward off the virus responsible for killing thousands each year and making everyone’s life a complete misery.   Not …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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How to Find the Cold Medicines That Actually Work

Cold and cough medicines take up whole aisles in grocery stores and drug stores, and the array of products can be dizzying (which is no fun if you’re there because you already feel dizzy). Picking the right package becomes easier, though, when you realize a lot of the options probably aren’t worth it.Read more… Continue […]

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What Happens to Public Health Agencies During a Government Shutdown

The government is back open for now, but another shutdown could happen in three weeks if negotiations in Congress don’t go well. During a shutdown, government employees and duties are divided according to how essential they are. Federal courts do not shut down, for example, but NASA’s Instagram does. So, what happens…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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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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