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A good reason to get a flu shot

A good reason to get a flu shot

 

Getting a yearly flu shot keeps you healthy in more ways than one.  An analysis of several studies found that recent heart attack sufferers who got a flu shot were 55% less likely to have further heart problems.  Researchers believe the heart-health benefits of a flu shot could extend to people who have not had past cardiac problems.  Medical experts say the research proves the flu is a body-wide infection that affects the heart and can make underlying conditions worse.  The CDC recommends that all people older than six months get an annual flu vaccine; people who are middle-aged or older or at risk of heart attack are especially advised to get the shot.

 

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