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Do You Know What Viral Disease Is Truly an Imminent Threat?

Imagine if an infectious disease were to strike the United States tomorrow. Caused by a virus, it is easily spread from one person to another. It can lead to serious health complications, even death. In fact, as many as 3,000 to 49,000 Americans could die of this highly contagious disease in the next four to six months.

13 Vaccines That Save Lives Around the World

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.

Flu Shots May Lower Heart Attack Risk

Getting immunized against the flu is a good way to protect yourself from the effects of this seasonal illness. It’s even more important if you have existing cardiovascular disease and are at risk for developing complications. Another good reason to get the flu shot: A recent study supports scientists’ belief that preventing influenza can lower … Read More

5 Common Flu Vaccine Questions

Trying to decide whether or not to get your flu shot this year? Maybe you have questions about why exactly you need to get the vaccination every year, when’s the best time to do it, or if there are nasty side effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides some answers. 5 common … Read More

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