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Protect Your Unborn Baby From The Flu
There are so many things to remember to do and not do when you become pregnant. High up on your to-do list should be making sure you're vaccinated against the flu.
Get Your Measles Booster With The Milk
Getting your flu shot — and nine other common vaccines — just became a bit more convenient. No need to hassle with a doctor appointment. Just drop by Walmart.
Time to Vaccinate Your Child Against Flu
September is the time to get your family ready for this year's flu season. When should children start getting vaccinated against flu?
Could Swine Flu Reemerge as a Pandemic?
What stands between a flu that mostly affects pigs and a deadly virus that can jump from human to human? According to a new study, the barrier is only a few genetic tweaks.
What Does Race Have To Do With Flu Shots?
Who is getting the message about getting the flu shot every year? A new study finds that in some cases, a racial line can be drawn between who gets vaccinated and who doesn't.
Is H1N1 More Dangerous Than Flu?
Think back to the panic around swine flu in 2009, the first time H1N1 appeared on the scene. Did you think it was more deadly than the normal, run-of-the-mill flu?
Some Kids Can Die from Flu
The best thing a person can do to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot. Just that simple. And yes, getting the vaccine is especially important for children at higher risk of dying from the flu.
Going to the Fair? Stay Away from Pigs
A day at the county fair is one of the hallmarks of summer in America. But you might want to skip the pig races this year: new swine flu cases have been linked to pigs at agricultural fairs.
Can Twitter Predict Your Flu Shot?
Tweets about vaccines tend to carry strong opinions in 140 characters. If you follow a Twitter user who is against vaccination, what's the chance that you or your family won't get shots?
High Flu Risk in RA Patients
Every year, thousands of Americans come down with the flu. If you have a condition like rheumatoid arthritis, you may be more likely to get the flu.