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October 2012


One in Five Will Get the Flu


An average of 200,000 people in the U.S. will be hospitalized this year due to complications from influenza (flu). Up to 49,000 will die from those complications. Learn how to keep your family healthy - check out our infographic on tips for flu prevention.

Patient flu shots: updated patient information on the 2012-2013 flu vaccine

Updated information on the flu vaccine

View the complete flu prevention tips infographic.



Surfing For a Diagnosis

Gina.jpgGina went from doctor to doctor in California seeking a diagnosis. Each time, she was prescribed antibiotics, but her symptoms didn’t get any better.

Read Gina's story.


Nasal Wash Risk

AdNasPic1.jpgA nasal wash is an effective way to combat allergies, colds and congestion. But rare infections caused from bacteria found in tap water can be deadly.

Water guidelines for nasal washes


No Tricks, Just Treats

halloween78x74.jpgKids with sensitive skin or allergies should use hypoallergenic makeup for Halloween costumes. Know the health risks and get more tips for allergies and Halloween.


Keep Your Hands to Yourself

Washing-Hands78x74.jpgSpending more time indoors can lead to a breeding ground for respiratory infections. Wash your hands frequently.

Learn about chronic respiratory infections.


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