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FDA Okays First New Drug to Fight the Flu in Nearly 20 Years

The FDA approved baloxavir marboxil (Xofluza) for acute influenza without complications in people over 12 who’ve had flu symptoms for no more than 48 hours.

Vaccinations

Vaccinating Safely With Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, these are the three vaccines you should get, and the ones you should avoid.

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4 Ways to Boost Your Immune System

With these simple strategies you can increase your chances of staying healthy during cold and flu season.

Woman gets a flu vaccine.

How to Pick the Best Flu Shot for You

Getting an annual flu shot will cut your chances of coming down with the illness by about half. HealthCentral talked to a flu expert about this year’s vaccine.

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When to Skip an Antibiotic

When you’re ill, it’s understandable to want to shorten your misery by taking an antibiotic. Here’s why that’s not always such a good idea.

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Best Flu Shot for Folks 50 and Up

The flu can make you really sick very quickly. But getting an annual flu shot will cut your chances of coming down with the illness by at least half.

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Got the Flu? Here’s What to Do

Antiviral drugs can help with flu symptoms and shorten the amount of time you’re sick, especially if you’re in a high-risk group.