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Know your Ankle Fractures

"Did you break your leg jumping?" "No, landing." This is a popular joke among parachuters whose risks for fractures to their lower limbs including their ankles are higher than the general population. Or as we say: Jump from an airplane even w...
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Back Strains When Swimming

Professional swimmers can attest that swimming can both be a boon and a bane for individuals with back pain issues. On one hand, swimming is one of the best ways to keep physically active even when injured because it does not put excess strain on t...
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Common Myths about the Flu

Myth: A flu vaccine can you give the flu. Fact: The flu vaccine cannot cause the flu illness. The viruses in the vaccine are either killed (flu shot) or weakened (nasal spray vaccine), which means that they cannot cause an infection. Myth: The...
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Traveling During Flu Season

As you are making travel plans, it is important to consider that your risk for exposure to the flu depends on your travel destination and time of the year. One must take proper precautions when traveling during flu season. The flu season can start...
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The Flu and Your Children

The Flu and Your Children The flu is more dangerous than the common cold for your children. Each year, many children get sick with seasonal flu, which can lead to further complications. It is estimated that an average of 20,000 children under th...
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Heart Disease and Flu

Does having heart disease increase my risk of getting the flu? While everyone is at risk of getting the flu this upcoming flu season, having a heart disease makes it more difficult for you to fight off the viruses that cause the flu because your...
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Flu and Diabetes

Does having diabetes put me at higher risk for getting the flu? The flu is a viral infection of the respiratory system and muscles. While everyone is at risk of catching the flu this upcoming flu season, having diabetes can weaken your immune sy...
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