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Preventive Health Screenings for Women
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Preventive Health Screenings for Women

Be proactive about your health. Find out what medical appointments you should be making today.

CDC Panel Says FluMist Nasal Flu Vaccine Ineffective
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CDC Panel Says FluMist Nasal Flu Vaccine Ineffective

Americans may have to do without the easier, nasal spray form of flu vaccine, FluMist, next flu season because it’s been largely ineffective in children, a panel of experts decided Wednesday.

More Parents Believe Vaccines Are Unnecessary
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More Parents Believe Vaccines Are Unnecessary

Pediatricians are encountering more parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated, mainly because they don't see the point of vaccines, a U.S. survey found.

Flagging Flu-Shot Rate Worries CDC
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Flagging Flu-Shot Rate Worries CDC

The flu-vaccination rate sagged in the United States last season, causing concern among public health officials that more Americans might wave off a flu shot this year.

Should You Get the Tdap Vaccine During Pregnancy?
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Should You Get the Tdap Vaccine During Pregnancy?

The Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine is safe for pregnant women who hope to pass their immunity on to their newborns, a new study shows.

Meningitis B Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations
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Meningitis B Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations

About one-third of Princeton University students given a vaccine to combat a meningitis B outbreak on campus in 2013 didn't show signs of protection from the immunization, researchers reported.

Experimental Shingles Vaccine Looks Quite Effective
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Experimental Shingles Vaccine Looks Quite Effective

An experimental vaccine against shingles may offer lasting protection for most older adults who receive it, a new clinical trial found.

A Doctor's Words Key to Whether Child Gets HPV Vaccine
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A Doctor's Words Key to Whether Child Gets HPV Vaccine

The language doctors use when recommending the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can influence whether parents will have their children immunized, a new study finds.

2 Doses of HPV Vaccine Effective for Younger Teens
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2 Doses of HPV Vaccine Effective for Younger Teens

New global research confirms that two doses of the vaccine for HPV, rather than three, can protect younger teens against the sexually transmitted virus.

3 Zika Vaccines Effective in Monkeys
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3 Zika Vaccines Effective in Monkeys

In another key step toward a vaccine against Zika virus, scientists have found that three different experimental vaccines are safe and effective in monkeys.

Are Scientists Closer to an Effective Zika Vaccine?
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Are Scientists Closer to an Effective Zika Vaccine?

An experimental DNA-based vaccine protected monkeys from infection with the birth defects-causing Zika virus, and it has proceeded to human safety trials, researchers report.

Measles Outbreak Among Amish Highlights Need for Vaccinations
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Measles Outbreak Among Amish Highlights Need for Vaccinations

The measles outbreak that struck an Amish community in 2014 illustrates the ongoing threat the infection presents—and the importance of routine vaccination, U.S. government researchers say.

National Immunization Awareness Month
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National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Month and a good time to find out what vaccines you need. Even adults need immunizations.