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Fighting the Flu
A recent spike in flu cases across the United States has prompted a health advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Preventing Lung Complications After Surgery
Breathing training with a physical therapist before abdominal surgery may cut the risk of postoperative lung complications like pneumonia in half, according to a new study.
Egg Allergy? Flu Shots May Be OK
People who are allergic to eggs may not have to worry so much about getting the flu shot, according to new guidelines.
This Year's Flu Shot: What You Need to Know
You might have heard that this season's flu vaccine may not be as effective as expected, but that doesn't change the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) recommendations for vaccination.
GBS: A Preventable Threat to Infants
Many women around the world carry bacteria that could threaten their health and the health of their infants, according to a new study.
On the Rise: Lung Disease Deaths
In recent decades, the United States has seen an increase in deaths from chronic respiratory diseases, according to a new study.
Legionnaires' Disease in Health Facilities
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning that some health care facilities may pose a risk of Legionnaires' disease.
The Future of Tuberculosis
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expecting the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases to increase in certain countries.
TB Turns Up in US
In 2015, the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the United States increased for the first time in 23 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Flu on the Rise: What You Should Know
Flu activity has been on the rise, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).