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During the influenza season, pregnant women and infants under 6 months old are especially susceptible to severe complications from the flu.
The seasonal flu vaccination is the best way to protect both mother and baby.
Although more than half of pregnant women in the U.S. typically get vaccinated, many still dont because of the misconception that the vaccine might harm the baby.
The flu vaccine is safe and effective.
It can be given at any time during pregnancy or immediately after delivery, even if the mother is breastfeeding her baby.
Women, who are pregnant or could become pregnant, should talk with their health-care provider about the benefits of flu vaccination.
Falls are the leading cause of injuries among older adults in the U.S. and can result in reduced mobility and loss of independence.
Hip fractures are one of the most serious fall-related injuries and result in hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations each year.
Reduce your chances of falling:
Exercise regularly, have your health care provider review your medicines, and get annual eye exams.
Fall-proof your home by removing clutter and tripping hazards such as extension cords and by adding grab bars around tubs and showers.
Talk to your health care provider about ways you can stay independent, active and safe.