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COVID-19 Vaccine and Flu Shot Spacing: Is It Needed?

Vaccination is the best protection against COVID-19 and the flu. But if you're getting a COVID-19 vaccine -- either as a booster or for the first time -- should you worry about timing it with your flu shot? What you need to know.

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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Common Condition You Can Do Something About

One in four adults in the United States has non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, in which excess fat accumulates in the liver. The good news is that you can take steps to get rid of this disease.

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mRNA Technology: The Launch of A New Era for Vaccines?

Vaccines have worked in the same way since they were invented more than 200 years ago. Since COVID-19 appeared, a new kind of vaccine has emerged -- the mRNA vaccine.

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Sneezing Since You’ve Been Staying Home More? It Could Be Allergies

The average person’s home is a minefield of allergic triggers that can cause respiratory symptoms in people who are sensitized to them.

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Few Flu Cases Last Year May Mean Severe Flu Season Ahead

There are concerns of a severe flu season ahead, based on the fact people may be more susceptible than normal. The reason is that we weren’t exposed to flu viruses last season, and immunity wanes over time.

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Work Outside in the Heat? How To Stay Healthy and Hydrated

As little as a 2 percent decrease in your bodily fluids can result in a 10 percent to 20 percent deficit in your performance. Know the symptoms of dehydration and tips to keep the fluid flowing.

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Tick Diseases Are On the Rise: Here's How to Avoid Them

When heading outdoors to be at one with nature this summer, keep in mind you’re likely to be in the company of ticks. The tick population is growing and tick-borne diseases are on the rise in Ohio and elsewhere.

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Best Ways to Avoid Infection, Illness When You Swim

Whenever you wade into a lake, pond, creek or swimming pool to splash and cool off, you run the risk of encountering microorganisms that could make you sick.

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