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Vaccines During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
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Vaccines During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Find out what's safe and how to stay healthy

Could Infant Colds, Other Infections Raise Type 1 Diabetes Risk?
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Could Infant Colds, Other Infections Raise Type 1 Diabetes Risk?

Colds and other infections in the first six months of life may boost the odds of a child developing type 1 diabetes by nearly 20 percent, new research suggests.

Dosing Errors Common With Kids' Liquid Meds
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Dosing Errors Common With Kids' Liquid Meds

Parents may give their child too much or too little medicine when dispensing liquid medication, especially if they use a dosing cup, a new study reports.

More Health Care Workers Need Flu Shots
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More Health Care Workers Need Flu Shots

More U.S. health care workers need to get their annual flu shots, a new government report shows.

CDC Panel Says FluMist Nasal Flu Vaccine Ineffective
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CDC Panel Says FluMist Nasal Flu Vaccine Ineffective

Americans may have to do without the easier, nasal spray form of flu vaccine, FluMist, next flu season because it’s been largely ineffective in children, a panel of experts decided Wednesday.

How to Protect Yourself From the Seasonal Flu
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How to Protect Yourself From the Seasonal Flu

Experts say an annual flu shot is the best way to avoid the aches, fever, congestion and fatigue that flu brings—and to protect those who are at high risk for flu-related complications.

10 Things You Need to Know About the Flu This Winter
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10 Things You Need to Know About the Flu This Winter

Flu has many of the same symptoms as a cold, but it can be more dangerous. Find out how to avoid the flu and stay healthy this winter.

When to Keep Your Child Home From School
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When to Keep Your Child Home From School

A headache, cold, fever, conjunctivitis (pink eye), vomiting and diarrhea are all good reasons for your child to stay home from school.

Flagging Flu-Shot Rate Worries CDC
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Flagging Flu-Shot Rate Worries CDC

The flu-vaccination rate sagged in the United States last season, causing concern among public health officials that more Americans might wave off a flu shot this year.