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You Can Make $3,000 By Letting Uncle Sam Infect You with Swine Flu

The good news -- you can be $3,000 richer.
The bad news -- you gotta get the swine flu to make that dough.

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Is The Flu Shot An Option For You? Find Out The Pros & Cons

I'm sure you have already heard that the flu is in full swing- attacking the immune system and knocking people down for about a week. Yeah, not cool! I contemplated getting the flu shot because I am skeptical when it comes to vaccinations and certain medications. If you are indecisive, learn about the pros and cons.

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Flu “Widespread” in Louisiana

Federal health officials are classifying the flu situation in Louisiana as "widespread," as the rate of flu-type illnesses across the region is nearly triple what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention proj

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Do Fluctuating Temperatures Really Cause Us To Get Sick?

It seems like every time the temperatures go up and down so does our health and the way we feel. Do changes in temperature really make us sick or is sickness a by product of our reaction to changes in temperature.

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La. Health Officials Say Now Is The Time To Get Flu Shot

While the peak of flu season may not be until February, Dr. Frank Welch with the La. Department of Health and Hospitals says you need to get them now, before the flu bug gets you.

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Cold, Flu Or Something Else?

You wake up with a bit of a sniffle in your nose. Then maybe your throat starts to get that scratchy feeling. Is it the flu? Is it just a cold? Could it be allergies even in the dead of winter? Let's take a look at the symptoms and what you should be looking out for and what you need to tell your healthcare provider

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New Facebook App Tracks Who Gave You the Flu

So you have tons of Facebook friends. You may avoid some of them on the internet. Now you can find out who to avoid in real life as Facebook as launched a new app called Help, I Have the Flu.

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The Magazine in Your Doctor’s Office Can Make You Sick

During a visit to the doctor, we almost always grab a waiting-room magazine to take our mind off what's to come. But health officials say those very periodicals could pose a health risk and actually make people sick, particularly if they're left out for a lengthy period of time and handled by multitudes of people.

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‘Why Do We Shiver?’ and Other Mysterious Winter Health Questions Answered — Health Check

Unless you’re lucky enough to live in one of those beautiful, warm places, where the weather never changes, you are now settling in for a season of gloves, static, chapped lips and chills to the bone. But what do we really know about how our bodies react to winter?

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Getting a Flu Shot? Don’t Forget Your Dog — Health Check [VIDEO]

It’s cold and flu season again. While that means many people will be getting flu shots, there’s one member of the family you may not realize needs one too: your dog.

The H3N8 virus, identified in 2004 and commonly known as “dog flu,” has sickened thousands of dogs in 38 states. Currently there are outbreaks in the New York metropolitan area and near San Antonio, Texas, with other states like Pennsylvania and Colorado reporting epidemics throughout the year, as well.

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