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  • 5 Ways to Fight the Flu 5 Ways to Fight the Flu

    Get tips for fending off the flu in this article for teens.

  • Flu Facts Flu Facts

    Every year from October to May, millions of people across the United States come down with the flu. Get the facts on the flu - including how to avoid it.

  • Immune System Immune System

    The immune system is made up of special cells, proteins, tissues, and organs that defend people against germs and microorganisms. It's the body's defense against organisms and substances that invade our systems and cause disease.

  • The Flu Vaccine The Flu Vaccine

    Doctors recommend that all teens get vaccinated against the flu. The good news is, it doesn't have to be a shot. Here are the facts on flu vaccines.

  • When Can I Go Back to School If I Have the Flu? When Can I Go Back to School If I Have the Flu?

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • Flu Center Flu Center

    Get the basics on how flu spreads and how to protect yourself.

  • 5 Tips for Surviving Shots 5 Tips for Surviving Shots

    If you're afraid of shots, you're not alone. Next time your doc asks you to roll up your sleeve, try these tips.

  • 5 Ways to Fight the Flu 5 Ways to Fight the Flu

    Get tips for fending off the flu in this article for teens.

  • Hand Washing Hand Washing

    Did you know that the most important thing you can do to keep from getting sick is to wash your hands? If you don't wash your hands frequently, you can pick up germs from other sources and then infect yourself.

  • I'm Pregnant. Should I Get a Flu Shot? I'm Pregnant. Should I Get a Flu Shot?

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • The Flu Vaccine The Flu Vaccine

    Doctors recommend that all teens get vaccinated against the flu. The good news is, it doesn't have to be a shot. Here are the facts on flu vaccines.

  • Why Should I Care About Germs? Why Should I Care About Germs?

    Germs are tiny organisms that can cause disease - and they're so small that they can creep into your system without you noticing. Find out how to protect yourself.

  • Dealing With an Asthma Flare-Up Dealing With an Asthma Flare-Up

    Asthma flare-ups, or attacks, can be handled, but it's even better if you can prevent them from happening. Find out how to deal with flare-ups.

  • Dehydration Dehydration

    Dehydration is when the amount of water in the body has dropped too low. Read about what causes dehydration, what it does to your body, and how to prevent it.

  • Finding Low-Cost Medical Care Finding Low-Cost Medical Care

    If you need medical care but don't think you can afford it, you're not alone. Get tips on finding low-cost or free care in this article for teens.

  • Headaches Headaches

    Almost everyone gets headaches. So how do you know if a headache is just a passing pain or something more?

  • Sinusitis Sinusitis

    If you've been waking up with headaches, feeling stuffy or congested, and experiencing swelling around your eyes, you may have sinusitis - an infection of the sinus air spaces found in the bones around the nose.

  • What to Do if You Get the Flu What to Do if You Get the Flu

    You've probably heard warnings about flu season. If you do get the flu this year, read this article on how to feel better.

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