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Early Flu Treatment May Be Critical

What to know about the new combination flu/COVID-19 test — and the importance of antivirals




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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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Is Pink Eye a Symptom of COVID-19?

Viruses are among the common causes of conjunctivitis

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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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Why Drusen Can Be a Problem for Older Eyes

Tiny deposits in the retina are associated with macular degeneration

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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 Things to Know About Herd Immunity and the Coronavirus

What it is, how it works, and why a COVID-19 vaccine is considered the key to slowing spread

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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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Is Wearing a Mask Causing Your Dry Eyes?

What to know about the new COVID-19-era problem and how to prevent it

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