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5 Points About Flu Vaccine Effectiveness: Is It Safe?

5 Points About Flu Vaccine Effectiveness: Is It Safe?

The flu vaccine is the most effective way to protect yourself and your family against influenza. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone ages 6 months and older receive an annual flu shot. But there are still questions about how effective the vaccine is, as well as potential side effects. 

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Lung Cancer: Everything You Need to Know

Lung cancer is a type of cancer that affects the lungs. The lungs are a pair of organs in the chest responsible for breathing. Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells grow out of control. 

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HIV-AIDS Awareness: 7 Things You Should Know about HIV-AIDS

HIV-AIDS Awareness: 7 Things You Should Know about HIV-AIDS

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the immune system and can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). HIV is spread through unprotected sexual contact, sharing needles and syringes, and from an HIV-positive mother to her child. HIV-AIDS can live in many body parts for years, HIV-AIDS awareness is vital for preventing its spread and providing improved treatments.

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6 Early Signs of Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic condition affecting how the body processes blood sugar. Normally, the body breaks down food into glucose, which is then used for energy. However, in people with diabetes, the body either can't produce enough insulin (a hormone that helps glucose enter cells) or can't use insulin effectively. As a result, glucose builds up in the blood instead of being used for energy. 

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Can Diabetes Make You Lose Weight?

Can Diabetes Make You Lose Weight?

If you have diabetes, you may wonder if losing weight is possible. After all, carrying extra weight can make managing your diabetes more difficult. The good news is that you can lose weight if you have diabetes. In diabetics, a lack of insulin prevents the body from delivering blood glucose to the body's cells for use as fuel. When this happens, the body begins utilizing fat and muscle for energy, which results in a loss of total body weight.

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5 Surprising Facts About Breast Cancer

Did you know that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime? It is the most common type of cancer in women, and it is estimated that over 250,000 women will be diagnosed with this type of cancer this year. While Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time to raise awareness for this disease, it's also a good time to learn more about it. Here are five surprising facts about this type of cancer:

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Get Your Flu Shot During the National Influenza Vaccination Week

Get Your Flu Shot During the National Influenza Vaccination Week

Welcome to National Influenza Vaccination Week! This week is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of flu shots. The flu can be a serious illness, so it's important to do everything you can to protect yourself and your loved ones. Getting a flu shot is one of the best ways to prevent it, and it's especially important for people at high risk for complications from the disease. So don't wait - make sure you get your flu shot during National Influenza Vaccination Week! 

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5 Tips to Prevent Eye Injuries 

Eye injuries can occur in many different ways. They can be caused by accidents, sports injuries, or even by rubbing the eyes too hard. Eye injuries can range from minor annoyances to serious conditions that require medical treatment. Some common eye injuries include corneal abrasions, contact lens irritation, and foreign bodies in the eye. Most eye injuries can be treated at home with over-the-counter medications and ice packs. However, more serious eye injuries may require a visit to the doctor or even surgery.

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