Another reason to get a flu shot: your heart

Published: December, 2009

In the hoopla over swine (H1N1) flu, don't ignore the "regular" flu.

If you haven't gotten your flu shot yet, what are you waiting for? The hour or so it would take is nothing compared with the time you might spend fighting the flu or something worse — like recovering from the heart attack it could trigger.

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