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    1. Adult Vaccines Not Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Nov. 8, 2010 (Atlanta) -- Despite fears to the contrary, common adult vaccinations are not associated with an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a large study suggests. Swedish researchers studied 1,998 people with RA and 2,252 people who did not have the disorder. A total of 31% of

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    2. Flu Shots OK for People With Egg Allergy

      Oct 14, 2010 -- For years, people with egg allergy were told to avoid the flu vaccine because it contains egg protein and could trigger a reaction, but this advice no longer stands. People with egg allergies can -- and should -- get the flu shot this year, according to a new report by the American A

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    3. Why Some Will Get Flu Vaccine -- and Why Some Won't

      Oct. 7, 2010 - This year, 95% of doctors but only 65% of mothers say they'll get their children vaccinated against the flu. The figures come from a series of surveys commissioned by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), which strongly supports the CDC's recommendation that everyone

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    4. Mother's Flu Shot Protects Infant

      Oct. 4, 2010 -- Getting a flu shot during pregnancy may be one of the most effective ways to protect infants from getting the flu. A new study confirms that babies whose mothers received the influenza vaccine while pregnant were much less likely to become ill with the flu or be hospitalized for resp

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    5. Flu Vaccine FAQ

      Sept. 13, 2010 -- As the 2010-2011 flu season approaches, it's once again time for flu vaccination. This year, the CDC advises just about everyone to get the vaccine. That raises questions. So does the inclusion of the H1N1 pandemic swine flu vaccine in the seasonal vaccine. To answer the questions,

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    6. CDC Panel Calls for Flu Vaccine for All

      Feb. 24, 2010 -- Everybody, not just those at risk of complications, should get a yearly flu shot, the CDC's immunization advisory panel says. The CDC almost certainly will make universal flu vaccination official U.S. policy for this fall's 2010-2011 flu season, as it consistently follows the advice

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    7. Flu Breakthrough: The Search for a Universal Vaccine

      Medical sleuths have been trailing the elusive cold and flu viruses for more than a century. Now they finally might be onto something. A universal flu vaccine could be on the horizon -- and even more effective treatments for the common cold. Wayne Marasco, MD, PhD, is one of the most ardent sleuths.

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    8. 4 Lifesaving Vaccines Adults Need

      Kids aren't the only ones who should go in for their immunizations. We grown-ups require vaccines and booster shots too, but many of us aren't getting them. In fact, about 50,000 American adults die every year from vaccine-preventable diseases, says the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases —

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    9. U.S. Adults Dying of Preventable Diseases

      July 24, 2009 – Diseases easily preventable by adult vaccines kill more Americans each year than car wrecks, breast cancer, or AIDS. Yet relatively few in the U.S. know much about these diseases -- and far too few adults get vaccinated, find surveys by the CDC and the National Foundation for Infecti

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    10. Adult Smokers Need Pneumococcal Vaccine

      Oct. 22, 2008 -- All adult cigarette smokers should get the pneumococcal vaccine, the CDC's vaccine advisory committee today recommended. The panel previously recommended that as of 2009, adults with asthma should get the vaccine. Adults aged 65 or over, and those with chronic illness, are already a

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