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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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Don't Take It Sitting Down: Sitting Harms Your Heart and Health

Sitting too much can cause poor blood circulation increase inflammation. Learn how an active lifestyle can prevent obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.

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Children and Secondhand Smoke Risks Decades After Exposure

Secondhand smoke exposure during childhood is linked to increase risk of COPD later in life. Learn about the risks of early exposure to smoke.

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The Flu and MS: Tips to Protect Yourself

Don’t let the flu throw your MS into hyperdrive. Reduce your risk of illness and know how to fight off influenza this season with these tips.

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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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Liver Cancer Rising Dramatically in the U.S.

Liver cancer is one of the fastest growing cancers in America, and it’s rising faster in the U.S. because of lifestyle factors you can control.

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Women With Asthma at Risk for COPD: Reducing Overlap Syndrome

Did you know that asthma and COPD symptoms can overlap? Learn ways to reduce your risks of developing COPD if you already have asthma.

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The Link Between Osteoporosis/Osteopenia and Psoriatic Arthritis and How to Protect Your Bones

Read the science behind the connection between psoriatic arthritis and osteoporosis and osteopenia, as well as tips for preventing bone damage.

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5 Ways to Prevent Falls With Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis can affect balance and lead to falls, which lead to other health complications. Here are five practical ways to minimize your risk of falling.

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The Best and Worst Foods for Severe Asthma

Learn more about the foods that might be triggering your severe asthma.