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The Upshot of the Flu Shot

Many of you have likely seen recent media reports regarding the nasal spray flu vaccine for this coming season. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (a committee at the Center for Disease Control) voted that live attenuated influenza vaccine – commonly referred to as the Flumist -should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season….

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Addressing Concerns Over Ebola

With all the news reports on Ebola, it can be hard to keep our imaginations from running wild. And while the dangerous disease is wrecking havoc in Western Africa, it is important that we in the Chicago area understand the reality that the likelihood of a vast outbreak of the viral infection here is very…

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