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Infection-fighting Tips for People With RA

Treatments for rheumatoid arthritis are pretty great at controlling symptoms, but some can make it harder for you to fend off germs. Follow these steps to protect yourself.

By Sarah Fielding
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This Type of Antibiotic Could Cause Aortic Rupture, FDA Warns

Fluoroquinolones can increase the occurrence of dangerous bleeding or death from aortic dissection or aortic aneurism, according to a warning issued by the FDA.

By Diane Domina
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More Viruses Are Found in Semen Than You Might Think

Health experts have known for decades that certain infectious agents can be found in semen, but scientists have made discoveries that have expanded that list.

By Lauren Arcuri
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Essential Vaccines for Moms-to-Be

Making sure you’re up to date on your vaccinations before you become pregnant, and get two essential vaccines while you’re expecting.

By Sophie Ramsey
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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.

By Sue Byrne
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How to Spot the Signs of Deadly Sepsis

Sepsis affects more than 1.5 million people in the U.S. each year. But many don’t know the signs of this deadly medical emergency.

By Sophie Ramsey
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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.

By Sue Byrne
Lyme Disease: Are You at Risk?

Lyme Disease: Are You at Risk?

Ticks that cause Lyme disease were once considered an East Coast phenomenon—but now they are found throughout the United States. Here’s what to know.

By HealthAfter50
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Why It's Not Too Late for a Flu Shot

Being over 50 increases your risk of flu-related complications. When it comes to getting vaccinated, it’s better late than never.

By Pete Kelly
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The Best Way to Tackle a Tick

Which technique is best to remove a tick completely and reduce the risk of contracting a tick-transmitted illness like Lyme disease?

By HealthAfter50