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However, the influenza virus notoriously mutates, or changes, such that the new virus is not recognized by the immune system and can infect even those who have been vaccinated.


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Chronic Gambling Linked to Depression, Impulsivity

Both should be treated at the same time, researchers say

Health Tip of the Day

Communication Guidelines for Parents-to-Be

  • Don't keep your concerns to yourself: Share your thoughts with each other.

  • Talk about what it will be like to be a parent. Discuss your expectations, values and beliefs.

  • Work on communicating clearly with each other; paraphrase your partner's statements back to him or her. You won't always arrive at agreement, but each of you will know your concerns have been heard.

  • Talk about how each of you deals with anger and conflict, as learned in your family of origin. Learn to use the timeout technique.

  • When giving either criticism or praise, try to be specific. Tell your spouse specifically what bothers you, and what pleases you.

Healthy Living

Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.

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Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

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Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.

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