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Tackling Pneumonia
On Nov. 12, the world will celebrate the seventh annual World Pneumonia Day.
Life's Simple 7: More Than Heart Health
The American Heart Association (AHA) has identified seven simple steps people can take to reduce their risk of heart disease. But new evidence suggests that the AHA's "Life's Simple 7" may wind up benefiting much more than patients' hearts. {C}
Flu Vaccine: How a High Dose Could Help Older Patients
The flu can be a major risk for elderly patients. But the type of flu vaccine these patients receive could lower that risk.
Vaccination: What Travelers Need to Know
New evidence suggests that many Americans who travel abroad may wind up bringing home some unintended souvenirs.
Could Your Child Be at Risk for Measles?
Measles may seem like an ailment from a bygone era, but new evidence suggests that many US children may still be at risk today.
New Flu Rx on the Horizon
Newfound support may give an experimental flu medication the boost it needs to become available for use.
How Your Flu Vaccine May Protect Those Around You
Adults who get their yearly flu vaccines may wind up protecting more than just themselves.
Why Early Flu Treatment Matters
The flu can be particularly dangerous for seniors, but early treatment with one kind of medication may help.
This Vaccine Dropped Disease Rates in Kids
A new pneumococcal vaccine may be key to reducing illness in kids.
What's Behind Many Pneumonia Cases
Pneumonia is often connected to the elderly, but the youngest among us might have an increased risk.