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Flu Vaccine Effective for Kids
No vaccine is completely effective, so it's helpful to understand how effective different vaccines are when people decide whether to get vaccinated. Until now, there has been little information about the flu vaccine's effectiveness for children.
HIV Patients May Need More Frequent Immunizations
Vaccinations can offer protection that prevents disease and saves lives. For HIV-infected patients, this protection may not last as long.
California Sees Jump in Measles Cases
Measles is no longer a widespread issue in the US, but that doesn't mean infections and outbreaks can't occur, as one US state is currently seeing.
Workplaces with Higher Flu Risk
Most of the press around the start of flu season focuses on high-risk groups, such as children, the elderly, pregnant women and those working in healthcare. But others are at risk too.
Vaccination May Mean Big Savings
It's easy to forget how horrible many childhood diseases were before vaccines were introduced. And it's even easier to forget how much those diseases cost families and society.
Helping the Youngest Kids Avoid the Flu
The flu vaccine is not perfect, but it has been shown to reduce a person's risk of getting the flu. For children in particular, this can mean avoiding the hospital.
Extra Protection with One Shot
It makes sense that the vaccine designed to protect kids against measles, mumps and rubella does just that. But it may do even more.
Flu Shot Might Prevent Stroke
Doctors recommend annual flu shots to help patients stay healthy during flu season. New research suggests that the flu vaccine also might help prevent stroke.
Kids With Toxoplasmosis Still Seeing Clearly Years Later
Some infections that a woman may develop during pregnancy can be passed along to her baby, but this doesn't necessarily mean long-term problems for her child.
Things You Should Know About Prednisone
Prednisone is used to treat many conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and asthma. Here are some important things to know about prednisone.