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7 Flu Symptoms and How – or Whether – They Differ From Signs of a Cold

Is it cold season or flu season? Truth is, it's both. And the confusion between these two illnesses doesn't end there. Learn about the differences in symptoms and why you need a different flu vaccine every year.

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You Can Change Your Habits: Here's How To Do It

So many of us want to change our habits to get healthier. Will we achieve our goals? Some people will, some won't. Here's how you can tell which group you'll fall into.

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Why You Should Skip Cold Medicine for Kids

Children catch as many as six to eight colds per year. But before you reach for the over-the counter cold medicines, learn about their potential risks.

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Best Tips to Survive the Fall Ragweed Allergy Season

It’s that time of year again – drippy noses, watery eyes, congestion, coughing and sneezing due to fall seasonal allergies. Learn why ragweed pollen is so annoying to allergy sufferers and what you can do about it.

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How You Can Vaccinate Against Cancer

You can eliminate your -- or your children's -- risk for six types of cancer with the safe and proven vaccine that prevents the human papillomavirus (HPV). Learn move about the HPV vaccine.

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Heat Stroke vs. Heat Exhaustion: What You Need to Know

If you’re out in the hot, humid weather of summer, be watchful for heat-related illness. Heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion are brought on by heat, humidity and lack of hydration.

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The Vaccine That Can Keep Your Child From Getting Cancer

If you could vaccinate your kids against cancer, would you? Although the human papillomavirus (HPV) has been shown to cause cancer, many parents don’t vaccinate their children against HPV, a common infection spread by skin-to-skin contact.

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Best Tips for July 4th Fireworks Safety -- And Some Surprising Fireworks Facts

The Fourth of July is a day for fun, family and fireworks! But thousands of people seek emergency room treatment every year for injuries related to July 4th fireworks. Learn how you and your family can stay safe.

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