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I Never Get The Flu, So Why Do I Need A Flu Shot?

The seasonal flu is a contagious illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the respiratory tract. When people have the flu, some are only mildly affected, yet others may miss work, be […]

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Can We Track Malaria and Zika by Sound?

Bioengineers led by Manu Prakash of Stanford University have developed a program that is able to distinguish mosquito species from the distinctive sounds they make when they fly. Moreover, it’s […]

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Don’t be a Turkey, Practice Food Safety for Thanksgiving Meals

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture more than 45 million turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving Day. That’s more than 45 million opportunities for food poisoning, not even counting side dishes. […]

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Fresh Look at Cancer Shows Smoking, Obesity Top Causes

A fresh look at the causes of cancer has come up with some surprising numbers. While smoking is still by far the biggest cause of cancer and cancer deaths, obesity, poor diet […]

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4 Common Myths about Vaccines

Over the years, vaccinations that help protect children from infectious diseases such as measles and mumps have saved hundreds of thousands of lives in the United States and prevented millions […]

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12 Ways to Health – Holiday Health and Safety Tips

The holidays are a great opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends, celebrate life, to be grateful, and reflect on what’s important. They are also a time to appreciate […]

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Shelter Supply Update

Over the last two months, AmeriCorps Members Conor Terry and Cynthia Slemmer have been taking a new influx of supplies to the shelters across Cape Cod. A new supply of […]

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Barnstable County Offers Immunization Program

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states vaccines are one of the greatest public health interventions of the 20th century, second only to clean water. That’s why Barnstable County Public […]

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Concerned about Vaccine Safety? Here are the Facts.

A wailing child, a needle-wielding doctor — what parent wouldn’t feel a twinge, at least for one heart-stopping moment, and wonder whether a shot is truly necessary at this moment? […]

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