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Your doctor wants you to get an influenza (flu) shot

Older adults and people with chronic health problems are at risk of flu.

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Take steps to avoid pneumococcal disease

Pneumococcal disease is a serious illness.  It is caused by bacteria. It can affect different parts of your body. In your lungs it is called pneumonia. In your blood it is called bacteremia. In your brain it is called meningitis. Anyone can get pneumococcal disease.  

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How can I lower my triglycerides?

Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood. Most of this type of fat comes from the foods you eat. Triglycerides are normal, but too much may raise the risk of heart disease and diabetes. 

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What you need to know about curing Chlamydia

Your sex partner has been treated for a sexually transmitted disease (STD) called CHLAMYDIA. You can get it from having sex (vaginal, anal, or oral) with someone who has chlamydia.  

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Depression is serious, but it can be treated

Everyone gets sad. This is a normal part of life. But feeling sad for more than two weeks can be a sign of depression. Depression is serious, but it can be treated. 

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