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Is It a Cold, the Flu or COVID-19?

Doctors answer the question on the minds of those feeling ill right now




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The Power of Vaccines Across a Generation

A look at the life saving role of immunization for boomers through the years

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Why Drusen Can Be a Problem for Older Eyes

Tiny deposits in the retina are associated with macular degeneration

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Schedule Your Mammogram, Despite the Pandemic

Experts expect breast cancer deaths to rise as a result of missed mammograms

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Why You May Need a High-Dose Flu Shot

Here's the one to get if you're over 65 — and how to time it to be most effective

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Can You Feel Your Eyelid Twitching?

It may just be stress or caffeine but is sometimes cause for concern

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Pros and Cons of Participating in a Clinical Trial

Science needs more older adults. But what are the risks and benefits of volunteering?

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Who Really Needs the Hepatitis B Vaccine?

People with diabetes have twice the odds of becoming infected with this liver disease

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How the Colors You See Determine What You Feel

A new study confirms that certain hues trigger similar emotions across the globe

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More Information Is Better for Prostate Cancer Screening

Cal Ripken and his doctor discuss the test that can help more men avoid biopsies

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5 Myths About Brain Health and Aging

From pills to puzzles, the Global Council on Brain Health separates fact from fiction

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7 Foods That Can Cause Food Poisoning

Foodborne illnesses from disease-causing germs pose greater danger as you age

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Doctors Are Reconsidering Statins After 75

Research shows that these cholesterol-lowering drugs deserve a closer look in older age

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