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Vaccines: Not Just Kid Stuff
Immunizations aren't just for kids. Adults need vaccinations, too. Staying up to date on your vaccinations is one of the easiest ways to prevent disease.
Flu Rx May Be Safer Than Once Thought
Despite past concerns, a popular flu medication did not appear to increase the risk of suicide in children and teens, a new study found.
A Way to Protect Babies from the Flu
For babies younger than 6 months, influenza vaccination has not been proven to be successful. But a new study found a different way to protect babies from the flu.
The 411 on Flu Vaccines
When it comes to flu vaccines, which is better: A squirt in the nose or a shot in the arm?
For Egg-Allergic Kids, Nasal Flu Vaccine Appears Safe
Some flu vaccines are made using eggs, raising safety concerns for many patients with egg allergies. But a new finding may help put that fear to rest.
CDC Urges Seasonal Flu Vaccination
This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week. Have you had your flu shot yet?
Flu Vaccine: How a High Dose Could Help Older Patients
The flu can be a major risk for elderly patients. But the type of flu vaccine these patients receive could lower that risk.
Staying Flu-Free on Vaccination Week
Have you gotten your flu shot yet? It may be the best way to keep yourself flu-free this season, experts say.
Flu Immunizations Up, Hospitalizations Down in Children
Kids aren't the biggest fans of vaccinations — particularly the needles that come with them. But those needles may be keeping many kids free from the flu and out of the hospital.
CDC Reports Americans Living Longer Than Ever
Americans may be living longer than ever before. In a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, measures of life span were up and rates of death were down.