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Influenza or the "flu" is a very contagious virus that infects the respiratory tract (nose, throat, airways, & lungs). In many ways the flu is similar to a common cold although it is characterized by an abrupt onset & more severe symptoms. There are many types of the influenza virus including the seasonal flu, novel H1N1 (Swine) Flu, H5N1 (Avian) Flu.
Since high blood cholesterol signals a higher risk of heart attack, it's important to have your cholesterol levels checked regularly and discuss them with your health care provider.
Health officials say immunization against mumps is effective in 90-95% of cases. In confirmed cases at other colleges and universities, students who had received the vaccination have contracted the virus.
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Did you know that 8 hours after quitting the carbon monoxide in your blood drops to normal? And after 24 hours your chance of a heart attack decreases?