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Staying Healthy During Flu Season
Not every sickness gets its own season. Seasonal flu activity often begins as early as October and November and can continue until as late as May.
Flu Season Is Here: Don't Fall for Scam Products
Flu season is here to stay for the next few months. Here's how to protect you and your family.
Monkeypox Update: 10/10/22
Total monkeypox case numbers continue to climb, but the rate of new infections may be slowing down.
Long COVID: What You Need to Know
COVID symptoms usually last no more than a week or two. But there are some major exceptions to that rule.
COVID-19? Here Are Your Treatment Options
We talk a lot about COVID-19 prevention. But what about the treatments?
Don't Fall For These Flu Shot Misconceptions
Myths about the flu shot are widespread, and these misconceptions often cause people to opt out of this important vaccine. 
The Rx That Slashes COVID Death Risk
An antiviral drug may cut the risk of dying from COVID-19 by 79 percent in older adults, according to a new study.
Flu Prevention: What You Need to Know
Most of the public health focus has been on COVID-19 for the past two years, but the flu is still around. Here's how you can stay safe.
FDA: Pharmacists Can Prescribe COVID Rx
Pharmacists can now prescribe a potentially life-saving treatment for COVID-19.
FDA Approves New COVID Vaccine
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new vaccine for COVID-19.