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Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, receives a flu shot.  (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, receives a flu shot. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
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CDC urges healthy adults not to forget their flu shots

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab.

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Getty Images / Spencer Platt
Getty Images / Spencer Platt
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Is It a Cold or the Flu? [AUDIO]

With people inside more often and in closer contact, catching a cold or the flu is more common and some symptoms are similar.

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CDC: Flu Cases Are Up

Flu season is ramping up, with illness widespread in at least 35 states. That's up from 25 in the previous week.

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Influenza Spreads Across the Garden State [AUDIO]

With New Jersey still in the deep freeze, thanks to a "Polar Vortex" bringing in record-breaking cold, it seems a growing number of Garden State residents are getting sick.

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CDC: Flu Season Starting a Little More Normally

Health officials say the flu season seems to be getting off to more normal start this year.

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Caution: Don’t Double Up on Acetaminophen [AUDIO]

With cold and flu season in full swing, health officials are issuing warnings to prevent those with symptoms from accidentally overdosing on acetaminophen.

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Ready or Not, Flu Season Is Here [POLL/AUDIO]

'Tis the season to be jolly -- as long as you don't come down with the flu.

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Against a Flu Shot? This Could Change Your Mind [AUDIO]

Symptoms of the flu don't only include a high fever, weak muscles and a sore throat. The ramifications spread to the workplace, schools, family and other segments of people's everyday lives, according to the 2013 Flu Impact Report from Walgreens.

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Flickr User Leonid Mamchenkov
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Sick at Work? Bad Idea [POLL/AUDIO]

Many workers don't like to use their sick days when they're actually sick. However, bringing an illness into the workplace isn't the smartest move, for you and everybody else.

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Flickr User, USACE Europe District
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Ready or Not, Here Comes Flu Season [AUDIO]

It may feel like summer outside, but the calendar says fall, and as we head into the month of October, flu season is getting underway in the Garden State.

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