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If You’re Pregnant, You Need These Two Shots

Not enough people know that it’s important to get a TDaP shot and, when possible, a flu shot during each pregnancy. These vaccines protect your baby from influenza and pertussis during their first few months of life, when they’re too young to receive those vaccines themselves. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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If You’re Pregnant, You Need These Two Shots

Not enough people know that it’s important to get a TDaP shot and, when possible, a flu shot during each pregnancy. These vaccines protect your baby from influenza and pertussis during their first few months of life, when they’re too young to receive those vaccines themselves. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Why Zantac Is Being Pulled From Shelves

CVS recently announced that it’s pulling the heartburn medication Zantac from its shelves, alongside its store-brand generic. One of the companies that makes generic ranitidine, including the store brands for Rite-Aid, Walmart and Walgreens, is recalling its version. But the FDA says the drug is still safe to take,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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What Was Your Most Ridiculous Medical Bill?

It’s no secret that the U.S. medical system is completely fucked up. We seek medical care without knowing how much it will cost; prices are negotiated between hospitals and insurance companies, and we have little to no choice but to pay our premiums, deductibles, and whatever bills might come our way. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Is Scary But Rare

A Massachusetts woman recently died of eastern equine encephalitis, and health authorities in the area are on the alert. But EEE is an extremely rare disease, and the main thing you need to know is that it’s always a good idea to protect yourself from mosquito bites. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Is Scary But Rare

A Massachusetts woman recently died of eastern equine encephalitis, and health authorities in the area are on the alert. But EEE is an extremely rare disease, and the main thing you need to know is that it’s always a good idea to protect yourself from mosquito bites. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Choose a Birth Control Pill

“The Pill” is not a monolith: there are hundreds of birth control pills out there, and they’re not all the same. But most people are never given a choice. They walk into the clinic, ask for the pill, and get a prescription that may or may not be the best one for their particular situation. […]

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What Anxiety Does to Your Brain and What You Can Do About It

Anxiety is a perfectly normal and natural part of being a human. There are always going to be times when we’re more nervous or worried than others. But for some, anxiety is a much stronger, more fearsome force—one that never goes away. But what is anxiety exactly, and what’s going on in your mind (and […]

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