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Mumps

An effective vaccine for mumps is available and is usually given in combination with vaccines for measles and the less severe German measles, or rubella. This MMR vaccine is given to all children following their first birthday, with a second dose usually given before entering school. The MMR vaccine...


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Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot: CDC

Vaccine is safe, effective for those 6 months and older, experts say

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Courting Ankle Health

Those fancy maneuvers on the basketball court could leave you with an ankle injury. That goes for other court sports such as racquetball and tennis, as well. To help prevent injuries to your ankles or the Achilles and other tendons, buy quality athletic shoes and replace them frequently, say experts from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Use appropriate support for arches, and stretch the Achilles' tendon and calf muscles before playing.

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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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