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Experts: Get COVID-19 and Flu Boosters

Health experts anticipate a worse-than-usual flu season in 2022 and 2023. They recommend vaccinating against the flu in addition to getting an updated COVID-19 booster or first-time vaccination. COVID-19 and influenza are caused by different viruses and require different vaccines; it is safe to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster dose on the same day as a flu shot, according to the CDC.


Get Your Flu Shot

Flu Season Is Here: Take Steps Now to Stay Well During COVID Pandemic

This year, your flu vaccine may be more important than ever. According to The Center for Disease Control (CDC), both flu viruses and COVID-19 will be spreading this fall and winter, and it is possible to catch both illnesses at once.


Vitamins and Supplements

4 Supplements Every Woman Should Know About

A well-balanced diet is one of the main ingredients for healthy living. By incorporating the different food groups into your meals, you provide your body with the nutrients it needs to run efficiently. But do you actually get enough nutrients strictly from the food you eat? Many health professionals encourage women and other people assigned female at birth to take supplements to make sure their nutritional needs are met.



What You Need to Know About Monkeypox

Drexel experts offered insights that are cause for both concern and relief, given the rapid spread of this virus and the medical community’s increasing familiarity with it.


BBQ Food Safety

How to Avoid Foodborne Illness at Your Summer Cookout

Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and all the delicious food the season has to offer. With warmer weather upon us, you will likely start cooking out more often with family, friends and loved ones. This is a great opportunity to enjoy fresh vegetables and grilled foods, but it's also an opportune time to develop a foodborne illness. To avoid getting sick after a cookout, keep these food safety tips in mind this summer.


Passenger Taking Precautions

6 of the Germiest Places on the Airplane and How to Avoid Them

Fair warning - you’ll never look at an airplane the same after reading this article. That’s not a bad thing though. Airplanes, like most forms of public transportation, are filled with germs. There’s no hiding that. Whenever you cram a bunch of people in a tight space for a few hours - especially one with limited air flow - germ accumulation is inevitable. But just like you take other travel health precautions, you can protect yourself from germs on an airplane by knowing where they are and what you can do to avoid coming in contact with them.


A man sneezing due to seasonal allergies.

5 Things to Know About Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies affect around 20 percent of Americans. Even if you do not have allergies, you probably know someone who does.


Heart-healthy foods.

6 Foods You Should Eat to Prevent Heart Disease

Your diet plays an enormous role in your heart's health. This is especially true for women and other people assigned female at birth , who are more likely to die of heart disease than men and people assigned male at birth. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading killer of women over age 25 and is responsible for one out of every four female deaths in the United States.


Thyroid Gland

Check Your Neck for Thyroid Awareness Month

January is Thyroid Awareness Month! Your thyroid is a gland in the front of your neck. It makes thyroid hormone (TSH), which helps your body use energy. TSH also keeps your brain, heart, nerves, and muscles doing their jobs.


Portrait of a young woman with yellow accents.

5 Tips for Spring Skin Care

Spring is here, and you won't have to hear the words "winter storm" for at least another six months. With the warm weather here to stay, it's time to start thinking about your complexion, which during the winter months tends to dry out, causing all sorts of issues.


The information on these pages is provided for general information only and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment, or as a substitute for consultation with a physician or health care professional. If you have specific questions or concerns about your health, you should consult your health care professional.

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