Five Common Flu Shot Myths That Are Not True

By Brandon Webb, MD
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The flu is one of the most common infections in the United State and contributes to more than 200,000 hospitalizations and 17 million workdays lost each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Vaccination is the single best way to prevent the flu — but many people still have lingering doubts about the effectiveness and importance of getting an annual flu shot. Unfortunately, it’s one of the most important things we can do to help prevent the spread of this potentially life-threatening disease.

Here are five common myths about the flu vaccine:

Clearing up the Confusion: When Should a Woman Begin Annual Mammograms?

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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The American Cancer Society has issued updated guidelines for breast cancer screenings that say women with an average risk for breast cancer should begin screening mammograms at age 45 instead of age 40 - although women still have the opportunity to begin screenings at age 40, if they prefer.

Foods to Fuel You Before and After a Workout

By Janet Frank
Foods to Fuel You Before and After a Workout

There are countless recommendations on what to consume before and after a workout to maximize your results. Unfortunately, many popular opinions are myths that will actually hinder your progress! Intermountain Healthcare Registered Dietitian Michelle Francis weighed in on the matter to set the record straight on what you should – and shouldn’t – consume before and after a workout.