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Why You Should Get a Flu Shot Early Oct 17th, 2018

Nobody likes needles, but part of caring for your overall health and well-being is getting your annual flu shot. Whenever your body deals with a virus, it creates antibodies, which attack the virus and prevent future illness. But here’s the catch: antibodies only attack specific types of viruses. So antibodies...

The 7 Vaccines Every Adult Should Have Sep 26th, 2018

As adults, we often avoid vaccines, thinking they’re just for kids. We may worry that vaccines aren’t safe or can make us sick. Nothing could be further from the truth. Vaccine-preventable diseases kill close to 50,000 adults every year. The cost to treat preventable disease can be as much as...

What Is a Sports Physical and Who Should Have One? Aug 24th, 2018

It’s back-to-school time, so if you have kids in the house, or even if you just happen to know some kids, you may have been hearing about how they need to get a physical to play sports. Most people know that kids are supposed to get a physical exam before...

What Everyone Over 60 Should Know About the New Shingles Vaccine Jun 20th, 2018

Each year an estimated one million Americans will develop shingles, a painful rash caused by the same virus responsible for chickenpox. Shingles infect the nerve supply to areas of your skin, creating unbearable burning pain or tingling that’s sensitive to the touch. Fluid-filled blisters break open and crust over before...