December 02, 2016

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  • Get Ready for Flu Season

    Get Ready for Flu Season

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Each year the flu puts more than 200,000 Americans in the hospital and causes anywhere from 3,000 to 49,000 deaths. Characterized by high fever, body aches, headaches and coughing, the flu can be rough. Be prepared.

  • Measles: What You Need to Know

    Measles: What You Need to Know

    by Berkeley Wellness

    A series of measles outbreaks has brought this disease—previously all but eliminated in the United States—back into the spotlight. Our infectious-disease specialist John E. Swartzberg, M.D., answers questions about measles infection and transmission.

  • Why Babies Need Vitamin K Shots

    Why Babies Need Vitamin K Shots

    by Amanda Z. Naprawa

    An injection of vitamin K is recommended for all newborn babies to ensure their blood will clot properly, protecting them from potentially dangerous internal bleeding. So why are so many new parents refusing the shot?

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