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    1. Swine Flu 101: College Survival Tips

      Is swine flu , or H1N1 flu, back on campus? What if it strikes you, your roommate, or someone in your class? Before you brush it off as hype, keep in mind that young adults, even healthy ones, are one of the high-risk groups for a bad case of swine flu. Although most cases haven't been severe, there

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    2. Swine Flu and Travel: 6 Tips

      Are you rethinking your travel plans in light of H1N1 flu (swine flu)? Here are six travel recommendations to keep in mind. The CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) don't have any travel restrictions in place for healthy travelers. The World Health Organization (WHO) isn't recommending any travel

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    3. Swine Flu and the Elderly

      What is it about swine flu that has people so nervous? Should seniors in particular be worried? To learn more, WebMD went to medical experts and got their answers to these and other questions about the 2009 H1N1 virus. Swine flu is a novel form of the influenza virus, combining swine, human, and avi

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    4. Swine Flu FAQ

      The H1N1 swine flu virus appeared in the U.S. in April 2009 and never went away. After sweeping the globe, U.S. H1N1 swine flu cases surged as schools opened in the fall. What is H1N1 swine flu? What can we do about it? WebMD answers your questions. What is swine flu? What are swine flu symptoms? Wh

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    5. Is the H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Safe?

      What do we really know about the 2009 H1N1 swine flu vaccine? What do we really not know? Questions about the safety of the vaccine persist. Surf the Internet or flip through TV stations and you'll encounter a multitude of myths and a whole lot of hype. What are the facts? Straightforward answers fo

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    6. Preventing Cold & Flu: How Doctors Keep Germs at Bay

      With cold and flu season in full swing, we wondered how top docs personally battle nasty bugs each winter. Here are their expert tips for keeping pains, aches, sniffles, and sneezes at bay. The advice you’ve probably heard dozens of times from your doctor -- wash your hands throughout the day -- rea

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    7. When Healthy Habits Backfire

      When it comes to healthy habits, can there be too much of a good thing? Absolutely. Eating wholesome foods helps keep you healthy, but overeating will make you fat and prone to illness. Exercise helps keep you fit, but working out too hard or too often can cause injury and fatigue. Of course, these

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    8. Swine Flu and Chronic Conditions

      Confused about swine flu? Even the name of this flu can be puzzling. Usually called swine flu, you'll also hear it called 2009 H1N1 flu and novel influenza A (H1N1). No wonder we're all a little baffled. But swine flu isn't that hard to understand; it's a lot like seasonal flu. It has similar sympto

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    9. Swine Flu (H1N1) and Face Masks

      News coverage of swine flu outbreaks almost always shows people wearing face masks. Do they really need them to protect against H1N1 swine flu? Do you? Here's what you should know: Face masks are sold as surgical masks, dental masks, medical procedure masks, isolation masks, or laser masks. There ar

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    10. Swine Flu: 10 Things Not to Do

      Swine flu (H1N1) has been in the news since it first appeared this spring, and while there have been deaths and hospitalizations in countries worldwide, most cases have been relatively mild. And now, there is an H1N1 swine flu vaccine, too. That's the good news. But the bad news is, swine flu can st

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