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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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6 Things to Know About Zika Virus During Pregnancy

Are you currently pregnant or planning to conceive? Take these precautions to help prevent getting Zika.

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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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Cold and Flu Fighting Foods and Supplements

Nutritionist Jonny Bowden explains the best foods and supplements to help strengthen your immune system against cold, flu, and other common illnesses.

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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.

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Do You Need the Shingles Vaccine?

At least 1 million people in the United States get shingles every year, a painful and often debilitating skin rash that can take weeks to resolve.

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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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What a Tick Expert Wants You to Know

We spoke with an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about Lyme disease, other tickborne illnesses, and tick bites. Here’s how to stay safe.

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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.