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How Effective Is the Flu Shot?

My patients often ask me how good the flu shot is. Sometimes they just tell me. “It’s only 62% effective, Doc.” That’s true, as far as it goes, but what does it really mean?

Doctor’s Orders: Don’t Hit the Snooze Button

While you’re busy dreaming about time off from work this Labor Day weekend, you don’t want to be interrupted. Especially not by the cringe-inducing sound of your alarm clock, iPhone or any other devilish device whose sole purpose it is to disturb your sleepy state. So you hit snooze and hope to drift back into Slumberland. Big mistake, according to independent sleep expert Dr. Neil Stanley.