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  • Blood Poisoning

    Blood poisoning has nothing to do with poison. It’s caused when bacteria enter your bloodstream. That can happen through burns,… let them become infected. Keep them clean. Treat them with antiseptic medicine or as directed by your doctor. Get flu and pneumonia vaccines. Don’t ignore…

  • Methotrexate

    Methotrexate is a strong medicine used to treat several conditions. It slows the production of cells. It also suppresses the… supplements, or herbal products without talking to your doctor first. These can cause serious damage to your body. Don’t get any vaccines (shots) while you’re…

  • Flu Risks Greater for Racial Minorities

    People from racial and ethnic minority groups are more likely to be hospitalized when they have the flu. They are… spray (LAIV4). The CDC recommends that people who have chronic conditions get the flu shot, not the nasal spray flu vaccine. Flu vaccines work by…

  • Importance of Sexual Health

    Sexual health impacts your physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being. Getting educated and respecting yourself and others is key… I decide to have sex, do I need to be on birth control? How can I practice safe sex? Are there any vaccines I should get…

  • Do I Have COVID-19 or the Flu?

    If you feel sick, you may wonder if it’s the flu or COVID-19. While the two illnesses share many similarities,… and the CDC has recommended the Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for people 16 and older and the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for people 18…

  • Preventive Services for Healthy Living

    A preventive service might be a test, an immunization or vaccine, or advice from your doctor. These services can detect… your home. What preventive services do children need? Shots are one of the most important preventive services for children. Shots (also called vaccines) protect children…

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection that can cause genital warts and certain types of cancer. A… all of the doses to make sure you or your child are getting the most protection from HPV infection. Without health insurance, vaccines can be…

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    COPD is a progressive disease that makes it hard for you to breathe. The two main types of COPD are… It is commonly used to treat people who have more serious COPD. It also helps people who have trouble using handheld inhalers. Vaccines: Certain vaccines

  • Hepatitis C

    Hepatitis C is a serious virus that causes inflammation of the liver. It is spread from person to person through… workplace’s standard safety practices. Is there a vaccine for hepatitis C? No, there is no vaccine for hepatitis C. (There are vaccines for hepatitis A and hepatitis B.) If…

  • Teenagers: How to Stay Healthy

    Developing healthy habits when you’re a teenager will help you as you grow into an adult. Learn tips for staying… problems. Measure your height, weight, and blood pressure. Give advice about healthy lifestyle choices, like diet and activity. Provide immunizations (shots or vaccines) to reduce your risk…

  • Occupational Respiratory Disease

    Work can be a dangerous place if you are exposed to hazardous toxins. Certain substances put you at risk for… to lead a normal life. Your doctor can help you manage your condition. They will talk to you about routine testing and vaccines, such as…

  • COVID-19 Testing

    There are two types of diagnostic COVID-19 tests. If you think you have COVID-19, you should contact your doctor to… and the CDC has recommended the Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for people 16 and older and the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for people 18…

  • Vacationing Safely During COVID-19

    Vacationing is not risk-free during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, if you have to travel, there are ways to decrease your… wait to take a vacation until after a COVID-19 vaccine has been approved by the FDA. Currently, there are no approved vaccines. However, several are…

  • Acute Bronchitis

    Acute bronchitis is a contagious viral infection that causes inflammation of the bronchial tubes (the airways that carry air into… The elderly People who have asthma People who have other health issues (such as cancer or diabetes) People who haven’t gotten vaccines for flu, pneumonia,…

  • Caring for Your Premature Baby

    A baby’s birth can be a happy time. However, it can be stressful if your baby is born premature. Premature… turn his or her head, or react to a loud noise, tell your doctor. Get your baby’s immunizations.Immunizations (also called vaccines or shots) are given…

  • Air Travel Health Tips

    One key to air travel is to prepare ahead of time. Follow these tips to make your air travel healthier… consider Talk to your doctor before flying if you’re pregnant, sick, or have health conditions. You might need other protection, like vaccines or medicines. Your…

  • Protecting Your Family During Cold and Flu Season

    Cold and flu season begins in the fall and continues through spring. Both conditions are contagious. But you can help… could I have if I’m at high risk for flu-related complications? Resources American Academy of Family Physicians: Cold and Flu Chart American Academy of Family…

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    Muscular dystrophy is a rare group of genetic diseases that permanently weaken and shrink your muscles… independence. In the later stages of the disease, you may get more respiratory infections. It’s important to get pneumonia and flu vaccines. Choking may also be a hazard as…