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Today’s Health Headlines

Doctors prove to be better at diagnosing than online symptom checkers – imagine that
I can’t believe a study had to be done to prove this, but the results demonstrated the doctors made a correct diagnosis more than twice as often as the online symptom checkers.  To this I say, DUH!!!
Blood pressure medications can worsen mood disorders
Calcium channel blockers and Beta blockers seem to be the biggest culprit.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/10/health/blood-pressure-drugs-depression-bipolar-disorder/

Flu vaccines geared towards seniors will be available this season

Two vaccines will be available for seniors that take into account their weakened immune systems.  One the Fluzone – High Dose, will have four times the amount of antigen and the other, FLUAD, will have an adjuvant to incite a stronger immune response.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/flu-vaccines-designed-specifically-for-seniors_us_57fb9daae4b0b665ad818626

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