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Prepare to fight the flu

Every year, the influenza virus causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and thousands or sometimes tens of thousands of deaths. While not 100 percent effective, the flu shot remains the first and best protection against the influenza virus.

Smokeless tobacco no safer than cigarettes

Even high school athletes know how important endurance is to athletic success. So it's probably not surprising that high school athletes nationally smoke cigarettes and cigars at a lower rate than high school students who aren't athletes.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer set for Oct. 25

The annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is one of the largest networks of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities to finish the fight. Last year, more than 1 million Making Strides walkers helped raise over $60 million for the American Cancer Society.