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How to Stay Flu-Free for the Holidays
Thursday, December 01, 2011
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The overlap of the cold and flu season with the holiday season can make it a challenge to stay healthy as you go to parties and get together with family and friends.

Getting a flu shot is important, but other precautions can also reduce your risk of getting sick or of spreading illness to others, according to a Ryerson University news release.

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Air Fresheners, Scented Candles May Spur Allergic Reactions
Monday, November 21, 2011
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Pumpkin spice candles and pine-scented air fresheners may evoke the holiday season for some. For others, those airborne fragrances trigger allergy symptoms -- from runny, itchy noses and sneezing to asthma attacks.
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Smokeout Day: The Best Ways to Quit
Thursday, November 17, 2011
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As thousands of smokers across the United States try to kick their bad habit as part of the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, experts agree that a two-pronged strategy is the best bet for success.
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Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Prevent Kids' Language Delays
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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Taking folic acid supplements before and during pregnancy was linked to a decreased risk of a having a child with a severe language delay at age 3, according to new research.
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Pregnant Women Reminded to Get Flu Vaccine
Thursday, September 15, 2011
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Pregnant women should get a flu shot to protect themselves and even their newborn from the flu, experts say.

Pregnancy increases the risk of serious complications of flu, such as bacterial pneumonia and dehydration, according to the March of Dimes.

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