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Your vaccination guide: Which ones you need, what they do, and where to get...

Rate this article and enter to winA major part of self care involves taking advantage of preventative care options. Yes, this does include vaccinations. While most vaccinations are recommended and sometimes required (especially for...
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Ask the doc: “What are the best things to eat and drink when you...

—Karina A., California State University, FresnoColds are pretty common, especially when you’re sharing a tight space with co-workers or kids. And if you’re run down with the sniffles, your appetite is probably a little...
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Ask the doc: What’s a good way to avoid catching a cold when co-workers...

—Joshua S., Portland State University, Oregon(*Name changed)Cold-causing viruses circulate readily in close quarters, so it’s absolutely worth minimizing our exposure to them. We have easy ways to do that. Bear in mind, though, that...
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Self-care quiz: How to avoid what’s going around

Rate this article and enter to winDelivering chicken soup to your bestie who’s been throwing up? Sitting in a conference room with a coughing colleague? Wondering why you’re under pressure to get a flu...
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Avoiding the flu: Are your habits healthy enough?

Rate this article and enter to winAre you being nudged to get your flu shot? If you’re a healthy adult who takes care of yourself, you may think you are naturally protected from the...
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Fact-check the flu: Immunize yourself against the myths

Rate this article and enter to winThe flu spreads rapidly—and so do myths and misunderstandings about what the flu is and how to avoid it. We asked a leading expert on vaccine safety to...
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Flu Prevention

Seasonal influenza causes a cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body and headaches, fatigue, and possibly a fever/chills and stomach distress. Symptoms can keep you cooped up for 1-2 weeks. Many schools and...