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Flu, flu shot

It’s Flu Shot Time, Even If You’ve Had Your COVID Shots

Amid all the focus on COVID-19 vaccinations, U.S. health experts have another plea: Don’t skip your flu shot.

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COVID, Vaccine, boosters

Boosters Are Coming But Who Will Get Them And When?

COVID-19 booster shots may be coming for at least some Americans but already the Biden administration is being forced to scale back expectations — illustrating just how much important science still has to be worked out.

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hearing aid, hearing aids

Hearing Aids: Apple, Bose Others Hit Market Filling FDA Void

Spurred by decades of complaints about the high cost of hearing aids, Congress passed a law in 2017 to allow over-the-counter sales, with hopes it would boost competition and lower prices.

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Financial, caregivers

Caregivers Shouldn’t Neglect their Own Needs

People who regularly care for or assist a family member or friend with a health problem or disability are more likely to neglect their own health, particularly by not having insurance or putting off necessary health services.

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grains

Eating Whole Grains Linked To Smaller Waist Size

Middle- to older-aged adults who ate at least three servings of whole grains daily had smaller increases in waist size, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels over time compared to those who ate less than one-half serving per day, according to new research.

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Booster

Necessary Or Not, Covid Booster Shots Likely Happening

If recent history is predictive, booster shots will be here before long. That’s because of the outdated, 60-year-old basic standard the FDA uses to authorize medicines for sale: Is a new drug “safe and effective”?

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