Medical Heart disease, heart attack prevention

  1. Dec 1, 2012 #1


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    Influenza vaccines can reduce risk of heart attack

    My sister, a doctor, has mentioned this before. She makes a habit of getting an annual flu shot.
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  3. Dec 1, 2012 #2


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    That's a good reason to get a flu shot.

    If you're young and healthy, there's a tendency to think, Why should I bother? What's the big deal with getting the flu? Well, one reason to get a flu shot is to protect those around you. Babies, old people, people with compromised immune systems - flu can be devastating, even fatal, to them. Or people with lung conditions like asthma or chronic bronchitis.

    I can't quite grasp some peoples' reticence to getting a flu vaccine. It goes against science!
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