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  1. Many U.S. Adults Not Getting Key Vaccines: CDC

    By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. adults are skipping recommended vaccinations that could protect them from serious or life-threatening diseases, according to figures released by federal health officials Thursday. Modest increases were

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  2. Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- The older vaccine for whooping cough that was phased out in the late 1990s is more effective than the current version of the vaccine, a new study contends. Teenagers who received four shots with the older vaccine -- called whole-

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  3. People With Egg Allergy Can Safely Get Flu Shot: Experts

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Flu vaccination is safe for children and adults with an egg allergy, according to new research that is especially timely in light of the current widespread flu. "The influenza vaccine is grown in chicken eggs; therefore, it contains trace amounts of egg allerge

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  4. Sleep Helps Vaccines Work: Study

    Aug. 1, 2012 -- People who regularly get more than seven hours of sleep a night are more likely to respond to vaccination against hepatitis B compared to those who get in less than six hours, according to new research. The differences were surprising, says researcher Aric Prather, PhD, a clinical he

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  5. Pregnant Women to Get Pertussis Vaccine

    June 23, 2011 -- To halt a spike in whooping cough cases and deaths in infants, pregnant women now are advised to get a booster shot of the pertussis vaccine in their late second or third trimester. Vaccination against whooping cough -- pertussis -- can't start before age 2 months. But the disease i

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  6. Your Travel Vaccine Checklist, Continent by Continent

    Do you dream about the white sands and aquamarine waters of the Caribbean? Have you ever wanted to go on an African safari? Don't let concerns about "Montezuma's revenge" or a more serious illness like typhoid fever stop you from pursuing your wanderlust. While it's true that visiting new countries

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  7. Shingles & Chickenpox: What's the Link?

    Just before Christmas a few years ago, Richard DiCarlo, MD, woke up in the night with burning pain on his left side. Turning on a light, he saw a row of red bumps and knew immediately that he had shingles, also known as zoster, caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox virus, dormant since a chil

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  8. 12 Reasons Why Adults Need Vaccines

    Think of vaccines and you might envision teary-eyed kids at the doctor’s office or flu clinic getting a cartoon character bandage on their arm after getting a shot. But there are plenty of reasons adults should get vaccines too. The vaccines you need as an adult depend on everything from your age an

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  9. Vaccines for Hepatitis A & B

    You may have a family member who has viral hepatitis. Or perhaps you recently saw a news brief about a celebrity who contracted hepatitis A or B. Whatever the reason, you want information about a viral illness that you may not have thought much about. What is viral hepatitis? Are you at risk for it?

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  10. Your Questions About the Flu Vaccine

    People come up with all kinds of excuses to avoid getting the flu vaccine. "I've had the flu and it's no big deal." "The vaccine will give me the flu." "There are toxic levels of mercury in the vaccine." If you listen to these misconceptions and don't get your flu vaccine, you could catch the latest

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