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Newsbriefs: Flu Shots; Statins; Stress Reduction; Tube Feeding

Flu Shots: Timing May Count
The annual flu shot may be more effective if you get it in the morning, according to a study published earlier this year (Vaccine, May). Researchers looked at 276 people, age 65 and older, who were vaccinated against three different flu strains either between 9am and

Ask the Expert: Aspirin; Brain Tumors; Vascular Dementia

Q. My doctor told me to take a daily low-dose aspirin to protect me from heart attack and stroke, but wouldn’t a higher dose offer more protection?
A. Daily aspirin therapy is often recommended for adults at risk for a heart attack or stroke, and for those who’ve already suffered from

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