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This Flu Season is the Longest in 10 Years

We’re going on Week 22 of flu season, and no, it’s not necessarily too late to get your shot. Here’s what you should know.

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Preparing for Flu Season: 2018-2019 Must-Know Info

Each flu season brings new strains of the virus that are unpredictable. Getting a flu shot is safe and it is the very best way to protect yourself and others.

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Your Flu Questions Answered

Can you get the flu after you’ve already had the flu? Is it too late to get your shot? We’ve tapped experts to answer these questions — and more.

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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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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 Is It Too Early to Get a Flu Shot?

Getting vaccinated for the flu in late summer, particularly for older adults, may mean less protection from the virus as flu season ramps up in the winter.

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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.