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5 Things You Need to Know About Measles

Measles is a very contagious viral illness. It's also known as rubeola, and causes a distinct rash and a fever. What you need to know about this disease.

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What to Do When Your Child is Afraid of Getting a Shot

Many children have a fear of needles. Learn how to ease your child’s anxiety.

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The New Shingles Vaccine: What You Need to Know

A newly approved shingles vaccines is more than 90 percent effective at warding off shingles. Is it right for you?

3 Things You Need to Know About HPV

HPV is an umbrella term for more than 150 strains of related viruses, most of which are benign. But in some cases HPV infections can lead to genital warts and certain cancers in women.

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5 Healthy Habits for Seniors

People are living longer and longer. Some seniors carry their healthy habits over from their earlier years. Other older adults find this a great time to start new healthy habits.

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5 Things You Need to Know About HPV

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is more than just a sexually transmitted disease (STD). HPV can greatly increase your risk of developing certain kinds of cancer, Learn how to know if you have HPV and what to do if you have the virus.

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Why Kids Younger Than 14 Need Only 2 HPV Vaccine Shots

Prompted by recent research, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines for human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines. If you're a parent, find out what vaccine your child needs and when.

The Sting of Shingles

The Best Reason Why You Should Get the Shingles Vaccine

Shingles is not usually fatal, but the pain from the shingles rash can be long-lasting. Find out why you should consider the shingles vaccine.

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