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Ask the doc: “I get sick often. What are the signs that I should...

Not sure if your sickness requires a doctor's visit? Here's how to tell.
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Know how to protect yourself from getting sick? Take the quiz

Test your knowledge of how to prevent common infections with this quiz.
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Your vaccination guide: Which ones you need, what they do, and where to get...

Rate this article and enter to winMore than just your class schedule and study habits will shift when you head to college or the workforce—for many students, handling their own health care is part...
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Ask the doc: “What are the best things to eat and drink when you...

—Karina, Fresno, California Colds are pretty common, especially when you’re sharing small spaces with hundreds or thousands of other students at school. And if you’re run down with the sniffles, your appetite is probably...

Ask the doc: What’s a good way to avoid catching a cold?

Rate this article and enter to win“What’s a good way to avoid catching a cold when other students in class are sick?”—Joshua, Portland, OregonCold-causing viruses circulate readily in school communities, and they disrupt students’...
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Avoid getting the flu this season!

5 Flu Prevention Tips: Get vaccinated! The flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting yourself against the flu virus. Wash your hands often with warm water and soap. Avoid touching your...
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Ask the doc: Do I really need to get a flu shot?

“Do I really need to get a flu shot?”—Leah, Houghton, MichiganYes.A big yes if you are in one of these categories: You are at higher risk for complications from influenza (the flu); for example, you have...

Avoiding the flu: Are your habits healthy enough?

Rate this article and enter to winAre you being nudged to get your flu shot? If you’re a healthy teen who takes care of yourself, you may think you are naturally protected from the...
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Ask the doc: What you need to know about the flu shot

"How does the flu shot work, what’s in it, and how is it developed each year?"—Alyssa, Newberg, OregonAlyssa,Influenza (the “flu”) is a highly contagious viral illness of the upper respiratory system. It is spread...
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Germs? What Germs?

Rate this article and enter to winThe single most effective way to prevent the spread of illnesses is good hand hygiene. Constant interactions at school, jobs, and in the community bring you in contact...