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Fighting the flu 

The flu season is well under way in the United States. The sniffling and sneezing has started earlier this year than last, and the CDC says the virus has become an epidemic in the United States. Arm yourself with the information below to protect yourself from the virus.

There's more to the story:

  • Pharmacist Jason To gives a flu shot to Diane Marie Dash during the Flu + You event at Montclair Recreation Center, sponsored by the National Council on Aging and Sanofi Pasteur on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Denver.
  • Rolling up your sleeve and getting a flu shot could cut your risk of having a heart attack or a stroke.       Researchers find that people who got flu vaccines cut their chances of having a heart attack by a third.