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Flu

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.

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Cholesterol

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.

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Mumps

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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Tobacco & Cancer Prevention

Cigarette

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?

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