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Flu may be spread by just breathing

When someone is coming down with influenza, they should take care of themselves and stay at home, if possible.

Severe flu season lurking

Early signs suggest it will be a severe flu season, so it's especially important to get vaccinated.

There’s a new shingles vaccine—is it for you?

Yes, and adults older than 50 should plan to roll up their sleeves—again.

Sound the mosquito alarm

Two disease-carrying species could thrive in three-quarters of the United States.

100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes

Lifestyle changes can prevent full-blown disease.

U.S. health officials make headway against salmonella

Tougher poultry regulations may explain 18 percent decline in food poisoning from this common bacteria.

Troubling trend in senior prescriptions

In patients 65 and older, use of opioids, antidepressants, tranquilizers and antipsychotics more than doubled from 2004 to 2013.

U.S. vaccine guidelines for flu, HPV updated

CDC panel revises immunization advisory for vaccines affecting adults.

Flu season starting to peak

A severe strain of the virus is circulating, and it's not too late to get vaccinated.

CDC lists Top 5 causes of death

While heart disease and cancer continue to top the list, deaths from opioid abuse are a growing concern.

Study: TV cooks need dose of food safety

In review of 39 episodes from 10 popular cooking shows, researchers found cooks deviated from recommended practice 70 percent of the time.

The rigors of age

As America's over-65 population grows, so too does the number of falls and deaths—and the associated costs, according to a CDC study.

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