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Vaccination: What Travelers Need to Know
New evidence suggests that many Americans who travel abroad may wind up bringing home some unintended souvenirs.
Could Your Child Be at Risk for Measles?
Measles may seem like an ailment from a bygone era, but new evidence suggests that many US children may still be at risk today.
This Vaccine Dropped Disease Rates in Kids
A new pneumococcal vaccine may be key to reducing illness in kids.
Pneumonia Vaccines May Have Cut Kids’ Hospital Admissions
Pneumonia can be a serious illness that can lead to time in the hospital for little ones. But a new vaccine may prevent the disease in this population.
CDC Reports Americans Living Longer Than Ever
Americans may be living longer than ever before. In a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, measures of life span were up and rates of death were down.
Vaccine Not Always Enough to Prevent Pneumococcal Disease
Vaccines can be used to protect against both viruses and bacteria. But bacteria have a secret weapon that makes them harder to fight.
Surprising Facts About the Flu
As the flu continues to change and new strains appear, it’s important to know how to lower flu risk for you and your family. Here are some facts about the flu that may surprise you.
Dialing Down Offense to Fight Bacteria Better
Antibiotics completely revolutionized the way medicine is practiced. But they brought a downside too — when bacteria learned to fight back.
Living High, Living Dangerously with Anemia
The higher you are in the world, the thinner the air is. Higher altitudes mean it's more difficult to breathe and gain the oxygen your body needs.
A New and Better Version of a Vaccine
As new and better vaccines are developed, they must be tested for safety and effectiveness. New vaccines for children must also be tested along with currently available vaccines.