What You Need to Know About the Flu

Flu is a virus which strikes 5 to 20% of the U.S. population every year. The best way to prevent the flu is through annual vaccination. Here is an overview of what you need to know to keep you and your loved ones healthy this flu season.

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Feeding Your Pet A Raw Meat Diet Can Be Harmful To Your Health

Cindy Min, National Center for Health Research Can the recent trend to feed a raw-meat diet to pets be dangerous for their owners and others?  Feeding raw meat-based diets (RMBD) to dogs and cats has been an increasing trend in the last decade. Many owners have moved away from diets recommended by veterinarians in search […]

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Palliative Care for Serious Diseases

Palliative care is often misunderstood as meaning a patient will not get “real treatment.” That is not accurate. Instead, palliative care offers a different type of treatment. Rather than focusing on curing a disease and exposing patients to aggressive treatment and therapy, palliative care focuses on improving the quality of life and relieving patients’ pain. Many patients receive both palliative and curative care at the same time, and benefit from the combination of treatment types. 

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