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Flu Shots Are Here, but Is It Too Early To Get One?

Pharmacies have already started their ad campaigns urging you to get a flu shot. And, CVS and Walgreens began giving shots this week in Fresno and Clovis. Health officials in California are concerned about the confluence of the coronavirus and flu, noting a...

How to Make Sure Your Mask Is on Right

Whether or not you agree with a mandate to wear a mask, many of us will do so during our daily business. Joy Pieper, Purdue University Analysis I am a professor of nursing at Purdue University, where a colleague and I teach a class detailing ...
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Right Now, a Homemade Face Mask Is a Good Idea

Health experts in the United States are at odds over whether people should wear a face mask while venturing beyond their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. But before digging into that debate, let's go stra...
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For 1st Time in 4 Years, US Life Expectancy Rises — a Little

NEW YORK — Life expectancy in the United States is up for the first time in four years. The increase is small — just a month — but marks at least a temporary halt to a downward trend. The rise is due to lower death rates for cancer and drug overdoses. Fo...