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5 Top Flu Vaccine Myths

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Some people won’t get flu vaccinations because of misconceptions about the vaccine or how it works. Here are five common myths about flu shots — debunked.


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How to Keep Your Kid from Getting, Spreading Enterovirus

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No vaccine or other prevention is available to protect against Enterovirus D68. So it’s important to talk to your children about avoiding infection – and to take the same precautions as well.


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Thyroid & Diet, Aging Hair Tips, No-Abuse Painkiller, Cold vs. Flu

Tags: aging, aneurysms, cold, diet, flu, flu season, hair, hair loss, hearing aid, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid

Cleveland Clinic's Be Well eNews gives you the latest information for your health, your life. Enjoy expert tips on diet and nutrition, essential health news, medical mythbusters and much more.


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Is It a Cold or the Flu? Know Your F.A.C.T.S. (Infographic)

Tags: colds, fevers, flu, flu season, infographic, pneumonia

You're not feeling well. You're very tired and have a cough and a stuffy nose. How do you know if it’s the flu or merely a cold?


Vaccines have prevented 2 to 3 million deaths worldwide annually. Infographic on Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic

Vaccines That Save Lives Around the World (Infographic)

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Vaccines are one of the greatest medical advances in the history of mankind. They are up there with the development of antibiotics, clean sanitation and the X-ray. Immunizations prevent sickness, disabilities and death and have eradicated some deadly diseases.


The CDC recommends that people age 6 months or older receive an annual flu vaccination. Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Flu Shot for Babies, Boomers and Beyond (Infographic)

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If you haven't gotten a flu shot, it's not too late. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), flu season typically peaks in January or February (though flu activity can last as long as late May).


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Why You Need a Flu Shot (Video)

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Don’t let the flu wipe you out this year. Getting vaccinated is your best defense. The shot needs a couple weeks to do its job, but then you’re protected.


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Why People With Diabetes Need a Flu Shot

Tags: diabetes, flu, flu season, flu vaccine, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, vaccines

If you have diabetes – even if it’s well controlled -- it’s important to get the flu shot. With your immune system already weakened, taking extra precautions against infections is important.


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New Flu Vaccines Available for Kids

Tags: flu, flu season, flu vaccine, parenting, vaccines

Pediatrician Emma Raizman, MD, talks about two new and improved flu vaccines, and why there’s no time like the present for the kids to get their shots (or sprays).


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Parents: Know These Winter Safety Tips

Tags: child safety, flu, flu season, frostbite, skin care, tips for winter weather

Whether sledding and romping around in the snow or just hanging around together at home, keep kids warm, healthy and safe this winter with these practical tips.