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Q: Should I wait to get my flu shot so it lasts as long as possible?

No. It is a common myth that getting your flu shot at the last second will make it last through the flu season. Recent data has shown that immunity from vaccines lasts throughout the flu season into the spring, and in many cases actually into the following year. The medical community now recommends that you get a shot as soon as they are available; there is no need to wait! – Dr. Bo

 

 

 

Catch It Early: Skin Cancer Warning Signs

Catching skin cancer in its early stages may just save your life, so keep an eye out for these warning signs.

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If you are at all concerned about a spot, don’t hesitate to have it checked out at your on-site Health Center. “We’d rather look at a thousand false alarms than miss one real problem,” says NP Ardith O’Rourke at Hopkins County Coal.